Towards the end of September the Department of Biochemistry gathered at the Science Museum in Boston for its first annual retreat in almost two years. We are a large department, and the retreat provides an opportunity to bring people together to learn about the work taking places across different laboratories and specialties, as well as meet people from the different groups. The agenda included a ‘state of the department’ delivered by department chair Dr. David Harris, presentations by PIs from every floor of our building, and a delicious lunch!