Goodbye to Simge and Neha’s Graduation

Last Sunday, we hold a farewell party for Simge and Neha at Angie’s backyard and enjoyed the delicious Ravioli, Tortellini, Lasagna, etc., and of course, Chinese dumplings by Xiao! Congrats girls! It is bittersweet to say goodbye, Simge, and we wish you all the best on your residency at UChicago! So nice that we can […]

2024 Hirbe Lab Chinese New Year Celebration

We were celebrating the Chinese New Year of Dragon (Loong), and for sure, our new R01 grant, on February 18 at Xiao’s house! So proud of our lovely lab family! Live long and prosper! Hallelujah!!!

2024 Hirbe Lab Thanksgiving & New Year Party

We enjoyed the delicious turkey dinner at Xiao’s house on January 21, 2024, to make up the Thanksgiving as well as to celebrate the New Year! So glad to get reunited finally, especially with our lab alumnus Kevin, a current medical student at WashU!

2023 CTOS Annual Meeting

CTOS was amazing as usual!  Dana’s poster won an award for the best preclinical work and Xiao delivered an amazing presentation!  It was wonderful to connect with colleagues and see some of Ireland!

2023 Sept & Oct Birthday Treats!

Dr. Hirbe ordered some Bundtlets from Nothing Bundt Cakes for the Lab Meeting on Monday, 10/16, to celebrate the September and October Birthdays!

2023 CTF Annual Conference

CTF was amazing as usual!  Kevin, Simge, and Paul presented posters that were well received and Dr. Hirbe was a panelist in the clinical case conference and Gabe a talk highlighting one of our awesome cell-free DNA biomarker collaborations with the NIH.  Everyone had fun connecting with collaborators in the evenings!

Another fun Hirbe lab dinner!

We enjoyed delicious food and had fun for this early summer in Xiao’s backyard on June 16!

Dr. Nishida’s Visit

The Hirbe lab was excited to host Dr Yoshihiro Nishida from Nagoya University.  Dr Nishida was able to spend some time learning how our NF Center is run and shared some of the research that he is passionate about.  We truly enjoyed his visit!

Birthday celebration!

Winter has been a little crazy, but we finally celebrated the January and February birthdays in the lab!

Dana’s paper has been accepted to CCR!

We were excited to celebrate the acceptance of Dana’s paper to CCR!  We hope to bring this exciting work to a clinical trial.  Stay tuned!

2022 Hirbe Lab Christmas & New Year Dinner

We had a potluck at Xiao’s house on December 16, 2022, finally after the Pandemic, to celebrate the incoming Christmas and New Year! How wonderful to taste the marvelous meals from everyone!

The 2nd Baby Shower For Himanshi

The Hirbe lab celebrated with a surprise baby shower for Himanshi on July 11th for the second time, after the one in 2020! Thank Dr. Hirbe and Dana for organizing this event, and thank everyone for the gifts!

2022 Hirbe Lab Summer BBQ

We were finally enjoying the delicious BBQ food and drinks and sharing fun stories in the blooming flowers at Xiao’s backyard on May 27th, which was originally scheduled for this January! (See the magic of PhotoShop!)

2022 Hirbe Lab Spring Lunch

We were enjoying the delicious food from Picklemans on Monday, March 28, as Min will end her rotation and Angie wanted to buy lunch for everyone as a farewell!

2021 Hirbe Lab Christmas & New Year Lunch

We had a great time on December 20, 2021, enjoying the delicious food from Sauce on the Side, to celebrate the incoming Christmas and New Year!

2021 Hirbe Lab Thanksgiving Party

We were celebrating the incoming Thanksgiving with the awesome Vietnamese cuisine from Little Saigon Cafe on November 22!

2021 Hirbe Lab Halloween Party

We were enjoying the delicious cuisines, BBQ food, marshmallow sandwiches, and a wonderful night gathering around the bonfire on October 22 for the upcoming Halloween!

2021 Hirbe Lab Lake BBQ

We had a fun time enjoying the outdoors and some tasty BBQ last weekend!

Virtual Baby Shower For Himanshi

Even though we can’t physically be together in one space, the Hirbe lab virtually celebrated with a surprise baby shower for Himanshi.  Uber eats so everyone could have a meal and some fun games as well!  Congrats, Himanshi.  We are so happy for you! 

Year of the Rat!

Happy Chinese New Year!  The Hirbe lab had another wonderful Chinese New Year celebration led by Xiao.  This year’s special guest was Charlie.  He was a little tired, but loved the dumplings!

Happy Birthday Dr. Hirbe!

Hirbe Lab members and sarcoma team celebrating Dr. Hirbe’s 40th birthday!                         James failing to open a bottle of champagne Happy Birthday, Dr. Hirbe 🙂

Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler!

Happy Mardi Gras! To celebrate the second largest celebration of Mardi Gras in the USA (behind New Orleans of course) the lab enjoyed king cake. The tradition of king cake is strong in St. Louis and our collaborator and friend Reyka found the baby hidden in the cake. Hope everyone had an indulgent day!

Happy Year of the Pig!!!

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, our lab manager, Xiao, cooked an extravagant meal for our whole group.   We were treated to authentic cooking from her homemade recipes and her famous dumplings, which are a favorite of Isabelle our special visitor for the day. Her grin speaks for us all with all that good […]

Au Revoir à Paris!

After an amazing few days of science we are saddened to be leaving the beautiful city of Paris which hosted us for the Joint Global Neurofibromatosis Conference from November 2- 6th! Over the past few days we have been able to connect with innovative scientists and friends. We discussed new findings and collaborations over café […]