September 30, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

lab rat

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What are human lab rats? And I don’t mean humans in a clinical trial. I’m one of those people who can accurately be called “lab rats” in the sense of a scientist loving being in the lab doing experiments, analyzing data, and so forth. Ever since I started as a lab technician in 1990, I found myself very at home in the lab. I wouldn’t say I completely love the smell of methanol, chloroform, or other organics or even other typical lab smells that …Read More

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Grad school…would you do it all over again if you could jump in a time machine? It’s hard to imagine, but it was 24 years ago that I started at UCSD as a graduate student. Think how different the world was in 1993. Now almost a quarter century later, the world of science is very different in some ways, but not so different than in 1993. Would I still go to grad school today if I knew then what I know now and could …Read More