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My lab is pretty ‘old school’. We do basic biochemical procedures– cloning/subcloning, PCR/RT-PCR/RT-PCR/RTRT-PCR, pulse-chases, western blots. My flow cytometry is about as crazy as we get. We also do those ‘old school’ procedures the ‘old school’ way. We dont use Qiagen kits to extract our plasmids, we do cesium chloride gradients. We also make sure…

Lab Smarts, Street Smarts

Sorry for the slim pickings this week, folks, but Ive had a few adventures in the lab this week… I seem to have had lots of strange adventures since I grabbed onto the coattails of Bossman a few years ago… I didnt just jump straight from college to grad school to the lab of an…

What happens when a PI dies?

I always joke to summer students and rotating grad students: Your lab notebook. Keep it up to date. If you get hit by a bus tomorrow, I expect to be able to pick up exactly where you left off. Heart attacks happen. Car accidents happen. Random acts of violence happen. But we stand on each…