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Gail Seigel

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 in neuroscience at the University of Rochester. She is currently a Research Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Seigel has 30 years of experience in biomedical research, which includes both 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.

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Running your Lab on a Shoestring Budget

By Gail Seigel | February 1, 2017

It is never too late to take proactive measures to protect your research budget in the event of a funding lapse.

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Polymers as Secondary Antibodies for Immunohistochemistry

By Gail Seigel | September 13, 2016

Do you use biotinylated secondary antibodies in your immunohistochemistry? You could use polymers instead. They are a great time-saving reagent.

Commercialize Reagents for Fun and Profit

Commercialize Reagents for Fun and Profit

By Gail Seigel | July 14, 2016

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…

Kiss your samples goodbye: Outsourcing your Next-Gen experiment

Kiss your samples goodbye: Outsourcing your Next-Gen experiment

By Gail Seigel | July 9, 2016

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…

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