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Troy Hibbard

I have developed a career in scientific research that has taken me from the U.S. to Ireland, and several places in between. In the midst of my travels, I completed a Ph.D. in biomedical science, and am currently managing an immunology laboratory in Trinity College Dublin. However, I have always had a love for writing, and am eager to make a move from the lab bench to an area of science communication.

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Articles by Troy Hibbard

Getting in Deep: How to Deep Clean a Tissue Culture Hood

Getting in Deep: How to Deep Clean a Tissue Culture Hood

By Troy Hibbard | May 19, 2014

One of the most exciting aspects of being a biologist is getting opportunities to examine how and why living organisms behave the way they do. We have technology that enables us to obtain images at sub-cellular levels, and the skills to work directly with the micro-environments essential for the progression of life. However, at the…

An image of a neon hand and spanner to depict MacGyver in the lab

You Too Can be a MacGyver in the Lab!

By Troy Hibbard | April 9, 2014

Resolve lab obstacles with creative solutions with these non-lab products that can actually be very useful in the lab environment.

How to Stay Organized in the Lab

How to Stay Organized in the Lab

By Troy Hibbard | February 19, 2014

Over the years, I have noticed that laboratory environments are just as fragile and sensitive as the experiments performed within. If permitted, the lab can deteriorate into a chaotic mess within only a few days. That is why it is crucial to establish an organizational system in the lab. Here are a few of my…

How to Deal With a Failed Experiment

How to Deal With a Failed Experiment

By Troy Hibbard | January 29, 2014

Scientific success is often defined by how well your experiments progress and the results you produce. However, scientific research is driven by a curiosity about the unknown, and you cannot always be prepared for the unknown. Inevitably there will come a time when your experiments fail. In this article I give you some of the…

Career Advice for Scientists from Scientists

Career Advice for Scientists from Scientists

By Troy Hibbard | October 25, 2013

Developing a career in the biological sciences can be a daunting venture.  You must throw your heart and soul into your career and wait years before you know if you are going to be successful. For those of you who are feeling a bit lost, I have garnered some pearls of wisdom from post-doctoral scientists…

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