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Anthony Federico

Half scientist, half unofficial chef. I'm a research biochemist who loves to read, write, draw, and talk about science. When I'm not in the lab, I'm in the kitchen cooking and eating :)

Articles by Anthony Federico:

Resources for Becoming a Programming Biologist

Have you ever entertained the idea of learning to program? Have you tried but felt discouraged by the overwhelming amount of information out there? If you answered yes to both of those questions, I encourage you to try again with the following resources. Computer science is one of the best subjects to self learn.  …

24 Oct 2016 Software & Online Tools

Quick and Easy Automatic Cell Counting

Are you wondering how on earth you’re going to count thousands of cells across a stack of images? Well, I’m going to show you a simple method for automatic cell counting with ImageJ. For those of you unfamiliar with ImageJ, it’s a popular image processing program that runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. Assuming you…

05 Oct 2016 Microscopy & Imaging

A Simple Method for Measuring Intracellular Fluorescence

Fortunately for microscopy users, measuring intracellular fluorescence has been made relatively simple through an ImageJ plugin called the Cell Magic Wand. For those of you unfamiliar with ImageJ, it’s a popular image processing program that runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. How to use ImageJ for measuring intracellular fluorescence First of all, to begin measuring…

17 Aug 2016 Microscopy & Imaging

What Comes Next After Completing Your Undergraduate Degree?

As your undergraduate years wind down to completion, you will ultimately ask yourself, what next? Fortunately, as a life sciences student, there are many paths you could take and the hardest part may be choosing one. If graduation is just around the corner and you have no idea what you’re going to do next, don’t…

13 Jul 2016 Career Development & Networking

Staying Ahead of the Pack in Undergraduate Research

Whether you’re just beginning, or nearing the end of your undergraduate career, getting involved in research can be overwhelming and stressful. There are many factors to consider, so keep it simple and focus on the most important ones: What area of research motivates you? What organisms do you find interesting? Are there any research professors…

09 Jul 2016 Survive & Thrive