Monthly Archives: May 2013

Thomas Anizivino Week 1

Monday May 20th through Friday May 24th Immunohistochemistry Tuesday, 5/21, Kris and I worked with both Phalloidin and 10 and 20 antibodies to bond to F-actin and Alpha actinin respectively. I also mastered separating out a single muscle fiber from more »

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Cally’s Goodbye to QSTORM

Good-bye to all of the wonderful folks at QSTORM – it has been a pleasure working with everyone on the team. This experience helped me grow as a scientist because I was involved in the development of cutting-edge imaging technology more »

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Plan for Monday – Tom

Hi Tom, We’re looking forward to seeing you on Monday. If you plan to park on street in an 8-10 AM restricted spot, then you will need to stay with your car until exactly 10. Then come to my office more »

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Breanna’s QSTORM farewell

With my graduation from CMU approaching, I just wanted to say farewell to the QSTORM team. The opportunity to work with you all has been wonderful and I can’t thank you enough. When I joined Dr. Yang’s lab in the more »

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Stacey’s Farewell to the QSTORM team

This is my parting message to the team. I really enjoyed collaborating with the members of the QSTORM team as well as learning about STORM imaging, quantum dots, and their role in state-of-the-art imaging. My first research project was the more »

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QSTORM Meeting in Boston

We had our third QSTORM team meeting in Boston about two weeks ago, which was hosted by Carol Lynn and Karine. It was a great and informative meeting, every lab presented their work during the past few months, by which more »

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DSPE-PEG QD microinjection

Dr. Brainerd, I heard from Dr. Winter that your lab could try microinjection of QD into early state embryos. I can make QD (DSPE-PEG coating, 545nm emission peak) whenever you need them. Just let me know 2~3 days ahead if more »

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Kris’ first post

Beth, Nati and I did some phalloidin Alexa Fluor 488 stains this week to test out the older protocol that we had for staining. We are ordering some phalloidin-680 to be sure it will work just as well and then more »

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Brainerd Lab Releases Extraordinary Video – Bat Tongues!

Cally Harper discovered that a nectar-feeding bat can engorge its tongue in a split second, hydraulically extending hair-like structures to slurp the sweet stuff while hovering in the air above a flower.  Cally’s discovery and her extraordinary close-up video of more »

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Quantum Dot Transport in the Cell

This is a movie shows the transport of the quantum dots in the cell. The vesicles containing quantum dots might be carried by a motor protein. The trajectory follows a stop-and-go motion, which is also consistent with the typical behavior of a motor cargo. more »

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