Science Fail Monday: Requiem for a Western Blot

Requiem for a Western Blot: A Haiku on Reversing the Positive and Negative Electrodes

Two weeks to prepare
It’s time to transfer this gel
Data finally?

Excitement building
Put the wires on backwards
Proteins all lost, $%!#

Western-blot-fail

 


PEER EDITED BY Bailey Peck AND chris givens

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This article was co-published on the TIBBS Bioscience Blog.

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About Nicole M. Baker

Nicole M. Baker received her PhD from the Department of Pharmacology at UNC in September 2016. She is currently a member of the Der Lab where she studies the role of p21-activated kinases in regulating the growth and metabolism of KRAS-mutant pancreatic cancer cells. Nicole's interest in pursuing a career in scientific writing led her to start SWAC. She was both a co-founder and the first SWAC President. Her hobbies include reading, playing cello, laughing when it’s inappropriate, and playing difficult video games and bragging about it to people who don’t care.

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