Cytometry and Antibody Technology

On Brightness

I’ve been thinking about brightness in flow cytometry lately. It’s a simple enough concept, but it’s one of these things where you start thinking about it and you may quickly get lost in the numerous moving parts. One could argue that what people...

Acknowledging your SRL with RRID

The manner in which manuscripts acknowledge the work done in Shared Resource Laboratories (SRLs) is inconsistent and an ongoing topic of discussion. These acknowledgements are critical to the survival of SRLs as they are used to satisfy the requirements of federal...

On the Tyranny of QC Beads

The Cytek Aurora is not the most polite instrument I know. If you fail a Quality Control test (QC) when you first turn on the instrument, it will spit out a giant FAILED error message in big red letters. For the untrained users, it can be a bit much. I can tell you...

We’ll be back in the lab one day…

I started to think about what the CAT Facility will look like when we get back to work. The COVID-19 social distancing and hygiene measures are going to be required for the foreseeable future and must be reflected in the way we operate in the lab. I’d like to...