Alex Du Feu
Winner of 2020 Bio-Rad Science Writing Competition: Alexander Du Feu is a PhD student at Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute which is part of The University of Manchester, UK. As a member of the Prostate Oncobiology group, his research focuses on elucidating the mechanistic biology that underpins therapeutic resistance in advanced, castration resistant prostate cancer.
Guest Contributor: Amanda Koch is a PhD student at Colorado State University in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department.
Annalise Barnette holds a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology with a concentration in tumour immunology. Her dissertation focused on understanding the immune mechanism of action of the natural plant-derived compound, Withaferin A, in Her-2/neu breast cancer. Annalise has also collaborated with other scientists to understand the effect of chronic spinal cord injury on T cell function and Influenza infection.
Posts written collaboratively by the Bio-Rad Antibodies team. The Bio-Rad Antibodies team have specialist knowledge across a range of different antibody areas. From Western blotting and flow cytometry to best practices in the antibody field.
Guest Contributor: Elisa has a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology from University College London where she studied how cell division and cell-cell junctions are coordinated in epithelial tissues. She is an experienced researcher in the field of biophysical approaches to cell biology.
Bio-Rad Antibodies Team Writer: Katie Roberts gained her PhD in cellular biology, during which she investigated the interaction between inflammation and the cell cycle, focusing on Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB). She has experience with flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, and mathematical modelling, and has a strong interest in the effective communication of science. Before joining Bio-Rad, she worked as a Medical Writer for clients in the pharmaceutical industry.
Lab Crunches Editor: Kimberley Bryon-Dodd has a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a focus on neurobiology. Her thesis was on neurocommunication in the nemotode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, where she was interested in the interplay between Rho and dopamine signaling pathways. Prior to joining Bio-Rad she worked as a science communicator in the fields of reproductive biology and medical research.
Bio-Rad Antibodies Team Writer: Rachael is an Applications Scientist for Bio-Rad Antibodies. She earned her PhD in cancer genetics at Cardiff University (UK) where she focused on characterizing the tumor suppression function of folliculin. Of particular focus was the detection of phosphorylation events resulting from the activation of kinases, like mTOR and AMPK. She has extensive experience in molecular biology techniques and antibody applications
Guest Writer: Samantha is a PhD Candidate in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Dr. Brendan Harley’s Research Lab. Her research utilizes gelatin-based hydrogels to create three-dimensional models of the endometrium that include sufficient complexity to model dynamic endometrial processes, including blood vessel formation and hormonal stimulation.
Bio-Rad Antibodies Team Writer: Sharon Sanderson, PhD, is a Flow Cytometry Research Associate for Bio-Rad Antibodies. She obtained her degree in Molecular Biology from The University of Manchester before moving to The Institute of Cancer Research obtaining a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of London with her thesis focusing on Angiogenesis. Sharon then moved to the University of Oxford where she worked for 13 years, initially continuing with research in the cancer field before moving into immunology research. Her most recent position was as a post-doctoral scientist in an autophagy laboratory working on multiple projects involving conventional and imaging flow cytometry.
Guest Contributor: Stuart has a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology. He is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Maryland School of Medicine working in Dr. Matthew Frieman’s lab. He has been working in this position since November 2016. The lab has a research focus on coronaviruses and influenza, working on various projects for antiviral development and vaccine along with understanding viral pathogenesis.
Varadha Balaji Venkadakrishnan
Guest Contributor: Vardha Balaji is a 5th year PhD student at Cleveland State University in Ohio, USA. His research focuses on understanding and developing alternative therapeutic strategies for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer.
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