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VJ Tocco

Vincent (VJ) Tocco is: Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, native of Fraser, Michigan, die-hard Michigan football fan, caring mentor, golf aficionado, and learning addict.

Articles by VJ Tocco:

Ten Tips for Pipetting the 384-Well Plate

I was so excited to start using 384-well plates for my assays. With so many wells, these plates are useful for testing many conditions in parallel, as required in ELISAs, siRNA library screens, and drug treatment dilutions. However, I quickly learned that pipetting in these plates is more complicated than I thought. This article contains…

25 Apr 2018 Basic Lab Skills and Know-how&Equipment Mastery and Hacks

Assertive Slide Titles to Guide Your Presentation

When I first learned how to design scientific presentations, I kept hearing the same advice from well-intentioned mentors: “Make sure your presentation tells a story!” they’d say. I understood what they meant in principle, but I had difficulty implementing this advice in my own presentations. In this article, I’m going to share a simple way…

05 Jul 2017 Writing, Publishing and Presenting