Your Lab Photo Here

Some time ago I posted info about the Seed lab photo contest. The deadline is long since past, but in the comments on my post I offered to post lab photos that you submitted but that didn't get selected. Barn Owl took me up on my offer. Here's her lab photo followed by her comments. That photo really takes me back to my tissue culture days.

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Mine is a standard workspace for microdissecting groups of neurons from mouse or chicken embryos, to establish cell cultures; I've got a Zeiss stereomicroscope, with fiber optics illumination from above or below the stage. Everything sits in a laminar flow hood, to greatly reduce chances for contamination. My opinion is that if you want to know how neurons work, work on neurons...not on weird tumor cell lines.

Do you have a spiffy photo of your workspace you'd like to share? Send it to me and I'll add it here. Maybe I'll even make it a post of its own if you write something fab to go with it. Email to me: bobtownsuz AT yahoo DOT com

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Thanks, Zuska!

Looks nicer in a photo, than when I've had my head stuck in it for 3 or more hours, while dissecting. Sometimes I end up with semicircular red marks under my eyes, from the eyecups...most attractive (not). ;-)

I was going to do this -- even took a couple of photos -- but then I remembered that I got read the riot act over being quoted in a magazine article, because the article noted where I work. So I guess workplace pictures on the web would be cause for summary execution. I'm even signing this with a fake name (Zuska will know who I am).