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Life’s too short! Culmination of Months of Experimentation!
                             Serious Bizness!
                                 JOVE 2022
a valued Hirsch lab tradition – Pizza Friday re-instated (Mint Indian Cuisine)!!


4 Corner’s wings with homemade rosemary potatoes


Chicken Sandwich Wars…
ya we’re doing it!! Detailed analyses to follow…


Good Luck Dr. Bastola! Another post-doc off to Industry


Our 3rd Cover this year! Congrats Dr. Song!
this one is very important for AAV Gene Therapy in General…first publication in a research direction i started as a post-doc over a decade ago…


Happy to have this important work be chosen as the journal’s cover article!


Made to Order ALL YOU CAN EAT sushi! That giant spread is just Round 1! If in Chapel Thrill – visit Mr. Tokyo



UN”SEE” Ophthalmology Party 2020


sluggishly came out of “running retirement” for a great cause, we hope to cross the real finish line soon!
West Coast Rebels!!! I am lucky to have the most respectable and coolest chair in the world, on that hot day he finally appreciated the versatility of my zipper pants…i think
A Great day learning from my BRAVE new mentors!
Congratulations to my collaborator and friend with appreciation to the National MPS Society to get a step closer to a potential safe and effective treatment for MPS1 corneal disease!


Editor’s Choice Sept 2018 Gene Therapy Article about Song’s Research, we also got the Cover! that is a Slit Lamp picture of Song’s cornea – from scientist to Cover Model!
Allen and Sons BBQ, Carolina’s Best
Cackalacky is the Lab’s Mascot


“It takes a village”
sometimes Art mimics Life
Old School Crew

Fried Corn on cob! not bad…
My first Post-Doc, Dr. Kollu, is one of the smartest retinal researchers i know!


don’t try this at home kids!
Toronto’s cheese stick crawl
Next Gen AAV Researchers
Food = Smiles
“with a rebel cell…”
Cookies and Cow Milk

Telmo and Laura taking 1st and 2nd places for their research at the Cornea Conference in Boston!! Congrats!!


Dr. Song happily learning some American Culture