We are still writing a paper together (stay tuned!) so it feels like he hasn’t really left, but our beloved postdoc Jeff Markowitz recently decamped to start his own laboratory at Georgia Tech (https://bme.gatech.edu/bme/faculty/Jeffrey-Markowitz). We won’t even try to summarize all his many contributions to the lab and all of the great science he did (although see https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29779950/), but he is a amazing both as a scientist and a person, and he will be sorely missed. Anyone interested in a terrific mentor at Georgia Tech/Emory should check out his new lab, which will work on building better brain-machine interfaces. Pic of goodbye party below…as well as a special message from the most powerful individual in the universe.