Endy:Winding Up

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The Graceful Exit

Here is the check list for winding up work in the lab

Experimental Work

  • Notebooks shall be archived in the lab.
  • Meet with Drew about experimental work to remain in the lab and what will move with you.
  • Make sure to document all strains, plasmids, and other significant experimental items that are remaining in the lab, along with their locations in refrigerators and freezers.
  • Prepare and pack items that are moving with you and arrange shipping of temperature sensitive items.


  • Make sure to donate or dispose of all buffers and reagents.
  • Appropriately dispose of plates and cultures that are not remaining or moving with you.
  • Clean out your refrigerator area of extraneous items.
  • Clean out your freezer area of extraneous items.
  • Check all drawers in your bench for items to dispose of.
  • Check all drawers and files at your desk and clean up appropriately.
  • Touch base with Julie when you have completed everything.


  • Check with Drew's assistant for Stanford documentation that you need to follow up with.
  • Return your office/lab keys back to Rachel in Y2E2 150 or to Drew's assistant.
  • Check with Julie on your final day, so she may have your building access updated.
  • Confirm with Drew that both Christine and Julie have signed off on your exit.