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Following gut instinct and the intertwining pathways of sisterhood

There are three Engevik sisters—Kristen, Amy, and Mindy—all of whom chose to pursue academic careers in the field of gastrointestinal research. Here we focus on Kristen, the youngest, who is working on her third year as a postdoc at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas).
January 19, 2022

Easy as Do-Re-Mi: Getting Started with Multiplex Immunohistochemistry

Are you eager to add multiplex immunohistochemistry to your experimental repertoire, but feeling unsure about how to begin? We’re here to help with this tips and tricks article.
January 12, 2022

Leveraging Lectins for Glycan Analysis

Incorporating glycan analysis into your workflows is easier than you may think–especially when you use lectins, which are compatible with many commonly used lab assays. Join us as we walk through the key considerations to help you get started.
January 5, 2022

Vector Laboratories: A look back at 2021

Lisa V. Sellers, PhD, CEO of Vector Laboratories, reflects on the challenges of 2021 and the true north that is guiding us towards 2022 with enthusiasm.
December 22, 2021

Our Top 10 Posts of 2021 Will Lend You a Helping Hand in the Lab

How can we do even more to help researchers?  That’s a question we ask a lot here at Vector Laboratories, and this June it led us to launch a blog. Since then, it’s been our honor to bring you stories about innovative scientists and share insights to help you advance your research. Here are a few of our most popular posts from 2021, and we’re looking forward to many more tips and stories in 2022!

December 15, 2021

Answering Your Questions: Getting Started With Multiplex Immunohistochemistry

Adding multiple antibodies to your IHC protocol can lead to stunning scientific insights, but is sometimes technically challenging. Get answers to your multiplex immunostaining quandaries from Dr. Craig Pow in this tips and tricks article.
November 26, 2021

A dissertation in hand, a job search in process, a scientific adventure commences

Yee Ming Khaw is the first member of her family from Malaysia to attend university and earn both a BS and PhD. When she arrived in Kansas to pursue her undergraduate degree, she was surprised that she didn’t suffer from any “culture shock” other than an initial struggle with her English proficiency, especially in the context of social conversations. Although she had planned to study psychology, Yee Ming realized that her true passion was rooted in the biology of the brain, and she followed that passion throughout her graduate research and into the next phase of her professional career.
November 20, 2021

Lectins 101: How Plant Lectins Can Accelerate Cancer Biomarker Discovery

Lectins are essential in recognizing abnormal cell glycome and mediating tumor progression. That said, they can also be leveraged to enhance our knowledge of the glycome profiles of various cancers.
November 10, 2021

Following the developmental pathway to improved treatments

Christian Bonatto Paese developed a passion for biology as a youth and is now in the midst of a fellowship in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. His goal is to aid in the development of pharmacological interventions for birth defects in exchange for the more invasive and repetitive surgical solutions that are available today.
November 10, 2021

Celebrating the art of scientific discovery

Join us as we highlight previous winners of Vector Laboratories Microscopy Image Contest. Experience their scientific artwork and learn how you can become part of the scientific art collective.
November 4, 2021