Month: April 2015

Zombieism’s closely related cousin

Zombieism’s closely related cousin

Most people would presume the safest place to survive the imminent Zombie apocalypse would be in an underground bunker. This erroneous conclusion has led to the untimely death of a large number of soft-shelled clams – admittedly not by Zombieism itself, but its closely related…

Inaugural Science Fail Monday: Filter Fail

For weeks, I struggled to produce a successful harvest of lentivirus. I needed to transduce my pancreatic cancer cell lines with shRNA targeting my gene of interest. This is a common protocol in my lab, and I had never experienced difficulty accomplishing this task before.…

Introduction and Invitation to SWAC’s Monthly Seminar Series

SWAC’s First Monthly Seminar: Lauren Neighbours, PhD, RAC Wednesday, April 29th at 5:30 PM Bondurant Hall, Rm. G074        In my fourth year of graduate school, I decided that I did not want to pursue a career in basic research. Once I began…

Introduction to the SWAC Club and Blog

On behalf of our founding members, I would like to welcome you to the blog site for the UNC-Chapel Hill Science Writing and Communication (SWAC) Club. The SWAC Club has been formed to facilitate the training of research scientists at UNC in the art of…