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Simple Tips for Model Organism-Based Work

Simple Tips for Model Organism-Based Work The mouse is the favored model organism for life science researchers so much so that mice account for about 95% of all lab animals used in research. The striking similarities between the human and mouse genomes, ease of genetic manipulation and the uniformity achieved through inbred mating makes them…

17 May 2017 Cells and Model Organisms

5 Tips to Help you While you Transition From Academia

After a decade of toiling in the lab, dreaming in colorful dots (flow cytometry is my favorite technique) and endlessly pursuing a Nature article, I finally decided to hang up my lab coat. I knew several people who had successfully made the transition from academia. Also, I had attended countless alternate science career seminars while…

09 Jul 2016 Career Development & Networking

3 Tips to Get That Research Mojo Back

Let’s face it. We all have one of those days in which we ask ourselves, “Why did I choose to become a scientist? What was I thinking?” Help cure cancer. Solve the issue of global warming. Save the rainforest. Passion for knowledge. Be the next Albert Einstein. Whatever your reason was for choosing a research…

09 Jul 2016 PhD Survival

Gateway to the Cellular Kingdom: Cell Fixation and Permeabilization Techniques

One of the much sought after question asked by many researchers worldwide is – “What is the gene expression profile of a single cell within a heterogenous pool of cells?” While mass cytometry is the current ‘hot’ methodology for single cell analysis, the good old flow cytometry can help us perform rapid analysis of single…

09 Jul 2016 Flow Cytometry

The Post PhD Slump (PPS)

Over 12 years ago, PhD Comics published the first description of PQS (Post-Quals Slump), a highly prevalent condition among grad students that severely impacts their interest in science, and their ability to defend their thesis. As PhD Comics described, this condition can only be treated by a hard-hitting cocktail of Advisor-Pressure (AP), Spousal-Income-Frustration (SIF) and…

31 Aug 2011 PhD Survival