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Gailseigel

Gail M. Seigel, Ph.D. (b.1961) was born and raised in Rochester, NY. She received her B.S. from Rutgers University and Ph.D. from Albany Medical College, with postdoctoral training at the University of Rochester. She is currently a faculty member at SUNY Buffalo and affiliated with the SUNY Eye Institute. Dr. Seigel has over 25 years of experience in biomedical research, including academia and industry. Her first e-book, "Academania: My Life in the Trenches of Biomedical Research" (2015) is a memoir about her life in science, starting from her earliest school days to her present-day adventures in academic research.

Articles by Gailseigel:

Running your Lab on a Shoestring Budget

We live in challenging times for academic biomedical research. The success rates for research grants have declined precipitously over the years. Under these circumstances, it is never too soon to take proactive measures to protect your research budget in the event of a funding lapse. We usually know months ahead of time when grant support…

01 Feb 2017 Basic Lab Skills & Know-how

Polymers as Secondary Antibodies for Immunohistochemistry

Have you ever thought about using polymers for your immunohistochemistry experiments? Take this simple quiz and find out if polymers may be right for you: I order biotinylated secondary antibodies for immunohistochemistry. Yes/No I use avidin/biotin complexes in my staining protocol. Yes/No I have to block endogenous biotin in my tissue samples to avoid heavy…

13 Sep 2016 Microscopy & Imaging

Commercialize Reagents for Fun and Profit

How long has it been since you checked your lab freezer? Remember that plasmid you designed? How about that cell line you developed that now sits idly in the vapors of a liquid Nitrogen tank? And the novel peptide or enzyme from a few years ago that remains buried in permafrost? It’s time to revisit…

14 Jul 2016 Cells and Model Organisms

Smartphone PCR Apps for PCR-On-The-Go

For the busy scientist, a Smartphone is more than just a Facebook and Instagram viewer. In the past few years, apps have been developed that can also allow you to use your phone or tablet to design PCR and qPCR experiments on the go.

09 Jul 2016 PCR, qPCR and qRT-PCR

Kiss your samples goodbye: Outsourcing your Next-Gen experiment

Genomic Science has come a long way since the early days of Sanger sequencing in the 1970’s. Today, there are jazzy new sequencing technologies that include fragment analysis, epigenetic sequencing, RNA/transcriptome sequencing and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). Increasingly these technologies are becoming more accessible, but they still require highly specialized (read: expensive) equipment. Unless your…

09 Jul 2016 Genomics & Epigenetics