Our lab works and plays together. Every Thursday we have a lab lunch where we catch up, get to know each other better, and celebrate birthdays and other important milestones.
About once a quarter, we have a lab social with varied activities, such as playing Xbox or learning to make delicious empanadas. In 2012, we had our first “Lab Olympics” with events such as speed pipetting. Fabulous medals were awarded.
Our more serious side comes out in regular lab meetings and journal clubs.