Illuminating science with a rainbow of proteins

Known as a Nobel Laureate for his research on the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), Roger Tsien revolutionized the world of biology and brought some colour into the world of science. The news of his passing has left me with a heavy heart. I will be forever grateful for his work on fluorescent proteins and the…

The True North for Science

Being a Canadian and living in Canada makes me feel very proud. Canada is a country that provides many opportunities, especially for the young professionals trying to make an impact in this world with advancements in health research. From post-doctoral fellows  awaiting to acquire their own research lab, to graduate students at different stages in their training…

EB-EXPerience

I am very excited to share today’s post that is inspired by my recent attendance at the Experimental Biology conference held in San Diego earlier this month. So, if you are a grad student, then Experimental Biology is for YOU! Experimental Biology (EB) is a massive science conference – there must have been around 10,000 attendees…

Promote your Re-Search

I am very excited to tell you that I am attending a prestigious international science conference, Experimental Biology, that attracts thousands of students and it’s being held in San Diego, California. I’m at the airport as I write today’s post, making good of my time between connecting flights. I am pretty excited about the sunny…

“That was a convenient Power outage”

Said no one ever! In the last 48 hours, there has been a power outage in my research facility resulting in no lab access. At first, to a student that sounds exciting: a day off from science at the lab bench! But in reality, a power outage that could last for two weeks is one…

Dealing with LS2: Lonely Student Syndrome

Guess who’s back again? (Yes Matt finally gets a break!) I wanted to begin by apologizing for how I haven’t been contributing to recent blog posts.  I would like to acknowledge how I was very fortunate to have a generous co-author, Matt Lytwyn, who without hesitation was able to help me and keep Re-Spect Science…

OFRGMM

In Canada and around the world, there is a simple commodity that causes fluctuations in global markets – oil. You can’t turn on the news, read a paper, or talk to most people right now without having oil or one of its byproducts come up in conversation. I typically find that it is one of…