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A day in the life of…a mouse lab

Posted by on October 11th, 2013

I work at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. My project is currently investigating the cues governing development of the limb, with an emphasis on cartilage patterning in vitro. I have a PhD in developmental biology and have been working with mice for over eleven years.   The mighty mouse.The mouse is a[…]

A Day in the Life of… a Zebrafish lab

Posted by on October 8th, 2013

My name is Andrew Mathewson and I am a fourth year graduate student in the University of Washington’s Molecular and Cellular Biology program. Whereas most my friends from college are pursuing productive careers in medicine, social justice, or environmental preservation (or just trying to get by), I spend most my days deep in a basement[…]

A Day in the Life of…a Xenopus lab

Posted by on October 2nd, 2013

  I am Gary McDowell, a postdoctoral researcher at Tufts Centre for Regenerative Biology and Developmental Biology.  I have just finished a postdoctoral position in a mass spectrometry lab at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and I was the only frog researcher in the group.  I earned my “frog stripes” studying for my PhD in[…]

‘A day in the life of…’ a new series on the Node!

Posted by on October 2nd, 2013

To uncover the mysteries of development, developmental biologists use an amazingly wide range of systems – from cells in culture to live mouse embryos, and from classical model organisms to unusual critters. We read the papers and listen to the talks about the work using these organisms, but we only really know the details of[…]