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Lan Ho Wei

I was a research technician when I stumbled upon Bitesize Bio. Bioscientists can be verbose, and a protein science novice like me gravitated towards Bitesize Bio by helping me grasp the knowledge that I needed to be a successful (and sane) research technician and to satisfy my curiosity. The genuine advice I read from Bitesize Bio essentially paved the way my pursuit to obtain a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular pharmacology (2018 pending). I continue to read articles from Bitesize Bio. I am extremely excited to be a Bitesize Bio contributor!

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Articles by Lan Ho Wei

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Will the Real NP-40 Please Stand Up? Chemical Nomenclature Woes.

By Lan Ho Wei | November 17, 2018

One day, a colleague stopped by my workbench to ask which detergent would not break the nuclear membrane. Based on my previous experience using gentle detergents in lysis buffers, I replied, “NP-40”. However, we had two brands of NP-40. A closer look at the datasheets revealed that the chemical names were different even though they…

Helpful Tips before your first Rho pull-down assay

Helpful Tips Before Your First Rho Pull-Down Assay

By Lan Ho Wei | March 15, 2018

If you have studied cellular movement or cell division, you have encountered Rho in the literature, because it regulates both processes. And the list of roles for Rho in the cell continues to grow! The prominence of Rho in the biology of non-diseased and diseased cells has caused researchers to continually optimize the Rho pull-down…

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