Lianna Swanson, PhD
I graduated from Technion Israel Institute of Technology in 2001 with a BA in Biology and went on to pursue my PhD at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. During my graduate school I’ve worked with frogs, yeast and (mainly) flies. I have extensive molecular biology (PCR, cloning, sequencing, etc) knowledge and a fair amount of biochemistry experience (bacterial expression, protein purification and western blotting). I’ve also performed quite a bit of immunohistochemistry and fluorescent imaging. I’ve been working at Addgene, the non-profit plasmid repository, since 2008.
Articles by Swanson
As part of my job ensuring plasmid quality at Addgene, I analyze 50-100 sequencing reactions a week. So I have developed some good habits that I wanted to pass on to you to make sure you are getting the most out of the data you get back from your sequencing runs. The most important of…