During graduate school, I was extremely lucky to have Dr. Lombroso as a mentor and chair of my thesis committee. In addition to collaborations with his lab, Dr. Lombroso provided our predominantly behaviorist-trained lab with an informal “Biochem for Dummies” seminar. He is an excellent teacher, and this seminar was invaluable for me, providing a framework to start to think about cell signaling, and contributing to the direction for my subsequent post-doctoral research. Since I have left Yale, Dr. Lombroso has remained extremely helpful and supportive for both research and career advice. I count myself lucky to be able to continue to count him as a mentor, and look forward to future collaborations.