Dr Jennifer Redig

I have a Masters of Clinical Research, and a PhD in Molecular & Medical Genetics. However I love keeping up with a wide variety of scientific topics – making my work as a Managing Editor at BitesizeBio very enjoyable. I am passionate about academic reform and being a mom. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook!

Articles by Dr Jennifer Redig

How To Fix Adherent Cells For Microscopy And Imaging

How To Fix Adherent Cells For Microscopy And Imaging

Adherent cell fixation is a crucial step in preparing cells for microscopy and imaging, ensuring that cellular structures are preserved for detailed analysis. Read our 8-step guide on how to effectively fix adherent cells to your microscope slides, including tips on sterilization, coating, and fixation methods, right here.

Digital Pathology – why you need it and how to choose the best camera for it

Digital Pathology – why you need it and how to choose the best camera for it

Yup, we really are in the digital age…even the pathology is digital. Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr. It has never been easier to take pictures and share them. The digital revolution is upon us and nothing is safe, even your pathology samples. Digitizing your pathology samples can help you better organize and manage pathology for later. And…

The Devil is in the Details: How to Setup a PCR Laboratory

The Devil is in the Details: How to Setup a PCR Laboratory

There is a right way and a wrong way to set up a PCR laboratory. Because of PCR’s tremendous ability to amplify small quantities of DNA/RNA template, even the smallest of template contamination can become a huge problem in PCR. However, contamination does not have to be a problem in your laboratory. Read below to…

“Where the hell did my signal go?”  AKA The Problems (and Uses) of ‘Photobleaching’ in Microscopy and Imaging

“Where the hell did my signal go?” AKA The Problems (and Uses) of ‘Photobleaching’ in Microscopy and Imaging

Like most things in this world, fluorophores are mortal, and eventually your once bright fluorescent image will inevitably fade to black. This fading or ‘photobleaching’ of fluorescent signal can make imaging difficult, especially if you are trying to take quantitative images. Read below to learn what causes photobleaching of your fluorophores and how best to…

Let me introduce you to ELISA…No, not the girl…The assay.

Let me introduce you to ELISA…No, not the girl…The assay.

An ELISA (Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbant Assay) is a popular assay that uses antibodies and color change to detect proteins, peptides, antibodies or biomolecules in complex mixtures. ELISAs are popular because they are reliable, specific, easy to use, and can easily be scaled up to process multiple samples simultaneously. How an ELISA is Done: In an ELISA,…

Welcome to the Dark Side…Dark Field Microscopy That Is!

Welcome to the Dark Side…Dark Field Microscopy That Is!

We all know that stars are easier to see against the dark background of the night than they are to see against the bright sky of day. Well did you also know that the same may be true of your microscope specimen? Dark field microscopy is a popular microscope technique that makes your unstained transparent…

Cell and Tissue Fixation 101- Top Tips For Protocol Optimization

Cell and Tissue Fixation 101- Top Tips For Protocol Optimization

You just can’t put raw tissue or cell samples on your slides and expect good histology results! Instead you must preserve or ‘fix’ your samples. Fixing ensures that your cell structures stay intact and that your antigens are immobilized. Ideally, fixation would also still permit unfettered access of your antibodies to your antigens. However, as…