Mad congratulations to Avital, who is no longer a master’s candidate, but our first MASTER now!  Her thesis looked at quantifying cell mechanics in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and she developed some easily accessible techniques to measure traction forces in 3D-like systems, showing that under certain culture conditions, cell contractile activity is enhanced in 3D.  Good luck with your new job and further quests for science in Seattle!

EDIT: I guess this means that the lab is now Master Of One?