vdjedovic

Vlad hold an MSc focusing on ovarian cancer from the University of Toronto, having also completed his undergraduate there. He has years of experience in different laboratory environments and enjoys writing on a variety of topics and especially enjoys sharing his laboratory experience and helping others. His passion for writing and science have led him to write scientific reviews, publish for student publications and now, for Bitesize Bio.

Articles by vdjedovic:

Four Tips for Working with Human Clinical Samples

While using human clinical samples in your research can provide robust and heterogeneous results applicable to larger portions of the population, working with these samples presents its own set of challenges. Here are some tricks I have learned to help isolate and grow your cells of interest while eliminating stromal, blood, or other undesired contaminants.…

17 Nov 2016 Cells and Model Organisms

5 Things I Would’ve Told Myself Before Starting Graduate School

Having just finished graduate school, I have been given the privilege of nearly unlimited time to reflect (Yay! Unpaid, Boo!). Graduate school was, for me, a juxtaposition of intellectual growth, real-world learning and great fun. An introduction to adulthood with training wheels—while simultaneously being a blur of anxiety, work, sleepless nights and existential crises. I…

09 Jul 2016 Survive & Thrive

The Five Essentials of Organizing Laboratory Samples

If you look closely, there’s a scenario that plays out frequently in labs across the world: A scientist sits hunched over dry ice searching exhaustedly through frozen boxes for one sample that has disappeared into the abyss. The tube or specimen in question was likely catalogued at some point in time. But, between then and…

13 Jul 2015 Basic Lab Skills & Know-how