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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam

Vaidyanathan holds an M.Sc degree in Molecular Genetics from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India. He is a cell and molecular biologist specializing in fluorescence-based biophysical techniques such as flow cytometry, microscopy, and fluorescence spectroscopy. He has worked in premier public R&D institutions in India such as the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and the Centre for Stem Cell Research (CSCR) as a researcher and a core facilities professional. Although his primary research areas of interest are oncology and stem cell biology, he has explored almost all facets of life science research. Scientific pursuits aside, Vaidyanathan is a tech geek and has a pretty good understanding of computers and the engineering side of things. In his spare time, he loves to catch up with some good reads or spend quality time outdoors.

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Get Your Microscopy Mojo Back with Our Image Acquisition and Processing Tips

Get Your Microscopy Mojo Back with Our Image Acquisition and Processing Tips

By Vaidyanathan Subramaniam | January 24, 2018

Ever since the invention of the first compound microscope by Zacharias Jansen in 1590, our understanding of the microscopic world has grown exponentially. Microscopes have evolved from mere assemblies of magnifying lenses to extremely powerful tools for visualization on the atomic scale. You can find a wealth of information on the workings of a microscope…

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How to Maintain Healthy Interactions with Flow Cytometry Personnel

By Vaidyanathan Subramaniam | October 10, 2017

No matter the ingenuity of your science or the capabilities of your core facility, your results are only as good as your peer-to-peer relationship with the flow cytometry personnel. The following points are from my experience as a flow cytometry facility manager, but they are equally applicable during discussions with managers from any core area.…

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Post-sorting Checks and Measures

By Vaidyanathan Subramaniam | September 12, 2017

In my previous article I discussed steps you can implement to ensure that a sample is ready for cell sorting. But now it’s time to make sure the sort worked. Here are a few sorting checks and measures to ensure that all’s well that ends well. Post-sorting Checks and Measures Re-evaluate Your Catch Tubes Sorting…

Guidelines for Efficient Cell Sorting – Part 1

By Vaidyanathan Subramaniam | July 11, 2017

Flow cytometry is a pervasive tool to characterize just about anything in cell biology. From quantifying the expression of surface antigens, to determining the physiological changes in cells and everything in between, flow cytometry is as indispensable to a cell biologist as a knife is to a surgeon. Cell sorting is pivotal in enabling researchers…

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