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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.

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Amanda Koch

Guest Contributor: Amanda Koch is a PhD student at Colorado State University in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department.

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Annalise Barnette, PhD

Annalise Barnette holds a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology with a concentration in tumor 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.

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Bio-Rad

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.

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Danielle Germundson

Guest Contributor: Danielle Germudson is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Pathology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, USA. She is researching the relationship and mechanism of how peripheral food allergy can influence the central nervous system and cause behavioral changes.

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Elisa Vitiello, PhD

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.

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Emma Green

Guest Contributor: Emma Green is a PhD student in Neuroscience at Keele University. She is researching the possible influences of the B vitamin nicotinamide in Parkinson's disease. She was highly commended in the Bio-Rad 2020 Science Writing Competition.

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Katie Roberts, PhD

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.

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Kimberley Bryon-Dodd, PhD

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.

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Marta González Prieto

Guest Contributor: Marta is a PhD student studying the biology of Alzheimer's Disease at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She was highly commended in the 2020 Bio-Rad Science Writing Competition.

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Rachael Preston, PhD

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

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Sabine Hahn

Sabine Hahn is a PhD candidate in the Biology and Biotechnology program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA.She is currently doing her thesis work in the Manning lab which primarily focuses on the cellular mechanisms that maintain genome stability in healthy cells, while also looking at how these pathways are altered or compromised in cancer. Her research focuses on understanding how the functional inactivation or loss of the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor protein influences heterochromatin regulation and organization.

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Samantha Zambuto

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.

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Sharon Sanderson, PhD

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.

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Shermaine Thein

Guest Contributor:Shermaine Thein is a 3rd year graduate student at the Centre for Healthy Longevity at the National University of Singapore. Her PhD project is on the utility of novel or established compounds on aging and age-related conditions, using model organisms, like the nematode worm, C. elegans. She was highly commended in the Bio-Rad 2020 Science Writing Competition.

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Stuart Weston, PhD

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.

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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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Zill-e-Anam

Zill-e-Anam is a PhD graduate student at the Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Her doctoral work involves the discovery of peptide-based therapeutics for the treatment of malaria.

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