I have developed a career in scientific research that has taken me from the U.S. to Ireland, and several places in between. In the midst of my travels, I completed a Ph.D. in biomedical science, and am currently managing an immunology laboratory in Trinity College Dublin. However, I have always had a love for writing, and am eager to make a move from the lab bench to an area of science communication.

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Getting in Deep: How to Deep Clean a Tissue Culture Hood

One of the most exciting aspects of being a biologist is getting opportunities to examine how and why living organisms behave the way they do. We have technology that enables us to obtain images at sub-cellular levels, and the skills to work directly with the micro-environments essential for the progression of life. However, at the…

19 May 2014 Cells and Model Organisms

You Too Can be a MacGyver in the Lab!

A laboratory is a place where researchers spend the majority of their lives attempting to solve the mysteries of the universe; or at least the fraction dictated in their grants. However, working away at the lab bench day after day can result in tools being scattered about, samples disappearing, and even the occasional malfunction of…

09 Apr 2014 Equipment Mastery & Hacks

How to Stay Organized in the Lab

Over the years, I have noticed that laboratory environments are just as fragile and sensitive as the experiments performed within. If permitted, the lab can deteriorate into a chaotic mess within only a few days. That is why it is crucial to establish an organizational system in the lab. Here are a few of my…

19 Feb 2014 Organization & Productivity

How to Deal With a Failed Experiment

Scientific success is often defined by how well your experiments progress and the results you produce. However, scientific research is driven by a curiosity about the unknown, and you cannot always be prepared for the unknown. Inevitably there will come a time when your experiments fail. In this article I give you some of the…

29 Jan 2014 Lab Statistics & Math

Career Advice for Scientists from Scientists

Developing a career in the biological sciences can be a daunting venture.  You must throw your heart and soul into your career and wait years before you know if you are going to be successful. For those of you who are feeling a bit lost, I have garnered some pearls of wisdom from post-doctoral scientists…

25 Oct 2013 Career Development & Networking