It seems that we are facing a mass exodus. Today we had a small scale party to say goodbye to Michal who is returning to MIT/Broad to finish her PHD.
You might remember that Michal is long-term visitor in the lab who works with us the last few years. Next week she is flying back to Boston, and apparently next time she visit Israel will be after she will finish her PHD. In addition to that exciting event, she will also be a mom next time we meet her...
We had a small party. Due to experiments running on (more on that later), we switch the plan from going out to ordering food in. And since the options were limited, we had a Pizza Party! to remind Michal what she is about to enjoy a lot of in different meetings in the States :-)
Michal treated us to a very impressive (and tasty!) cake.
And also a surprise present of a ball. It turned out that the ball was a puzzle that required some effort.
Although we will continue collaborating with Michal, we will miss her presence at the lab.