Well, mutations in the morpholino binding site should suppress the phenotype - and they do! The origins of this paper go back to the 2018 Zebrafish Meeting in Madison, WI, where Carlee and I were discussing the challenges of ascertaining morphant phenotypes and decided to give this particular solution a try. Short 2.5 years later (no irony here!), the paper is out. I hope you find it interesting and useful: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-71708-1
Back in June our main genome editor, cardiac surgeon and the boss of the fish facility Leonard Burg has earned his PhD. On Monday Lenny is starting his postdoc at CHOP. Best of luck - miss you already!
Three of our recent undergrad alumni started Graduate Schools this fall. In the order in which they joined the lab:
Karen Zhang (2014-2016, second author of Burg et al., 2016) has joined the Chemistry PhD program at U Penn.
Nick Palmer (2016-2018, second author of Burg et al., 2016) has joined the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics PhD program at U Penn.
Helen Rueckert (2017-2018, co-author of Burg et al., 2018) has joined the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology PhD program at Duke.
Congratulations! Very proud of you guys! But do keep in mind this was the easy part :-)