Lab Mascots

The lab mascots bring their own unique qualities to the team. We appreciate them for their guidance and commitment to our mission.



Doodle is Jie's toy poodle. Despite weighting less than 10lbs, he is an accomplished high jumper and routinely reaches altitudes of three feet while leaping. As of Jie's thesis defense and graduation (Spring, 2017) he has become a lab alum.



Magnus joined the team of mascots in 2014. He holds world records for both number and scale of pillows crushed.



Myshkin is Greg's cat. He has a fiery personality and a zest for life. When he's not computing neural network gradients, you can find him napping in the sun.



Sophie is a bichon-poodle-shih tzu mix. While she lives with Casey, Rene is her favorite lab member. Sophie joined the team in 2013.




Tesla is Jaclyn’s pineapple green-cheeked conure. His interests include genome-scale gene expression data and papaya.