Since the last newsletter, Professor Nancy Hollingsworth has presented seminars at Amherst College in Massachusetts, in the SBU/CSHL/BNL Evolutionary Functional Genomics Seminar Series, and at the Donnelly Center at the University of Toronto. She was an invited speaker for a scientific symposium held in celebration of Doug Koshland’s 60th birthday at UC Berkeley, and attended the 30th year Pew Scholars Reunion Meeting in Grand Cayman. Nancy continues to serve as a regular member on the Cell Lineage and Differentiation study section for the March of Dimes and has been an ad hoc member for two NIH MIRA study sections, as well as a member of a National Cancer Institute site visit panel to the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In December, Nancy completed an eight-year term as Associate Editor for GENETICS. Nancy was received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and was promoted to the rank of SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor. There have been many happy outcomes for former members of Nancy’s lab. Tracy Callender, who was both a graduate student and IRACDA post-doctoral scientist in the Hollingsworth lab, started a position in Fall 2015 as an Assistant Professor at the C.W Post campus at Long Island University. Nancy’s first graduate student, Hengyao Niu, has started his own lab as an Assistant Professor at Indiana University. Two former undergraduates, David Chen and Saif Laljee, were both SBU valedictorians and have started medical school at Mt. Sinai and NYU, respectively. Matt Murrary completed his Master’s in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Nancy’s lab currently consists of Evelyn Prugar (PhD student), Ray Suhandynata (PhD student), Xiangyu Chen (Research scientist), Lihong Wan (Research scientist), Dimitri Joseph (Master’s student) and Cameron Burnett (Research Technician).