Ross Poché Lab

Poché Lab News



  • Amazing news!  Both Drs. Annita Achilleos and Elda Reuda have received tenure-track faculty jobs!  Annita will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Nicosia Medical School in Nicosia, Cyprus. Elda will be an Assistant Professor at The University of Houston – Downtown. 




  • The BCM Postdoctoral Association has awarded Dr. Elda Rueda their prize for the best talk presented at their "Slice of Science Seminar Series". Congrats Elda!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Barrasso for successfully defending his dissertation and for publishing his latest paper titled, “Live Imaging of Developing Mouse Retinal Slices".
  • Graduate student Anthony Barrasso published his first paper titled, "The Mito::mKate2 Mouse: A Far-red Fluorescent Reporter Mouse Line for Tracking Mitochondrial Dynamics in Vivo". Congrats Anthony!
  • Graduate student Ben Hall and Dr. Annita Achilleos won first place for their talks at the 2018 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Departmental Retreat.
  • Dr. Annita Achilleos won an award for her poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Neural Crest and Cranial Placodes.
  • Dr. Elda Rueda won a travel award to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Visual System Development.
  • Graduate student Tiffany Chern won a travel award to attend the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology. She also passed her qualifying exam!


  • Dr. Annita Achilleos won the Best Postdoc Poster Presentation Award at the Society for Developmental Biology Southwest Regional Meeting. She also won the American Association of Anatomists Postdoctoral Fellow Platform Presentation Award.