Autumn explorations around the capital of Japan, including flamboyant fall foliage at Lake Yamanaka —
— despite disappointing efforts to spot Mount Fuji.
Reba kept busy, presenting at the 2nd Stockholm-Tokyo University Partnership Workshop, and checking out the glorious (shoeless) electron microscopes at the University of Tokyo.
Outside work hours, Shibuya Halloween was a festive bonus.
Dōmo arigatō, Geoff and friends, for thorough and stimulating guidance!
Early-fall foliage was brilliant, from the Silver Pavilion Zen gardens —
— to the towering gate-climb at Nanzen-ji Temple.
Naturally, for two biology enthusiasts, a favorite was animal-themed Otoyo Shrine.
2018 has been busy with work travel. Among our more distant treks, Reba was fortunate to chair an opening symposium at the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA), held this year in Japan. Travel was hairy due to the typhoon four days prior, which decimated traffic at Kansai International Airport, but our symposium speakers managed to arrive in the nick of time.
Among other tasty treats, conference proceedings ended with a gala dinner and nihon buyō performance — and inauguration of ISBRA’s first woman president, Oregon Health & Science University Professor Tamara Phillips. Glad to have braved the storms!