Scientist Spotlight

Feeding curiosity, seeking balance, and making discoveries

Rosa Fontana, PhD reflects on her journey in science, including leaving her home of Italy to discover new opportunities in the United States.

January 4, 2023

Visualizing the pathological intricacies of hearing loss

Ivan Lopez, PhD discusses his journey to becoming a professor after leaving Mexico to pursue opportunities in the United States.

November 30, 2022

On becoming a perspicacious neuroscientist

Adithya Gopinath, a graduate student who recently defended his PhD at the University of Florida, discusses how he has benefitted from the experience and encouragement of all his respected mentors.

October 26, 2022

Finding a niche in the pursuit of justice

Learn about Jina Yi, a grad student getting her Master's degree in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

September 21, 2022

From dermatology to biofilm and beyond

Marna Ericson's 14-year-old son was sick with a debilitating infectious disease. He saw over 50 doctors with no answers until a colleague suggested she see a veterinarian about Bartonella. From there, Marna has immersed herself in research to tackle the mysteries of vector-borne pathogens. Don’t miss her inspiring story.

August 17, 2022

A behind-the-scenes look at the development of Glysite Scout

Glysite Scout Glycan Screening Kits, Immunofluorescence is the newest product from Vector Laboratories. We sat down with Senior Scientist August Estabrook to learn more about the development of this brand-new product.

August 3, 2022

Untangling the mysteries of brain development

Parthiv Haldipur is a researcher focused on developmental neuroscience with a quest to better understand brain development and its effects from conception throughout adulthood.

July 6, 2022

Company veteran: A day in the life of a research director at Vector Laboratories

Erika Leonard, Director of R&D, has been with Vector Laboratories for almost 30 years. We sat down to discuss her time at the company and the various roles she’s taken on.

June 15, 2022

Connecting the dots: a day in the life of a senior scientist at Vector Laboratories

August Estabrook, a senior scientist at Vector Laboratories, came to love science starting in high school and at one point dreamed of opening a microbrewery. Now, August spends his days connecting the dots to develop leading proteomic and glycomic products.

April 13, 2022

Following gut instincts and the intertwining pathways of sisterhood, part deux

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 Amy, the middle child, who just started her own research lab at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

March 16, 2022