CST BLOG: Lab Expectations

The official blog of Cell Signaling Technology® (CST) where we discuss what to expect from your time at the bench, share tips, tricks, and information.

Chris S

Chris S

Chris Sumner is the Editor-in-Chief of Lab Expectations. When he's not reading/writing about curing disease, he's hiking in the woods, playing guitar, or searching for the world's best lobster roll.

Recent Posts:

Hypoxia and Its Role in Metabolism

Hypoxia, defined as the deficiency of oxygen in the biotic environment, causes cellular stress and a...
Chris S Jun 8, 2022 3:00:00 AM

CST Joins 1% for the Planet

Long before our founder and CEO began producing antibodies for researchers around the globe, he was ...
Chris S Apr 19, 2022 3:00:00 AM

Tools to Initiate Discovery

You’re at an impasse. Maybe you’re embarking on a new research project, or your current project has ...
Chris S Mar 16, 2022 3:00:00 AM

Tools to Confirm Antibody Specificity

You want to generate accurate results. You’ve planned out your experiment, accounting for all necess...
Chris S Mar 2, 2022 3:00:00 AM

Rising Black Scientists of 2022

We’re excited to present the 2022 recipients of the Rising Black Scientist Awards. This is only the ...
Chris S Feb 2, 2022 3:00:00 AM

2022 Preview

New year, same hustle. Are you ready to take on 2022? We are! Here’s a sneak peek at the content we’...
Chris S Jan 5, 2022 3:00:00 AM

Rising Black Scientist Round Table

The Rising Black Scientists Awards were created by Cell Signaling Technology and Cell Press in 2020 ...
Chris S Nov 8, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Metabolism and Disease

Metabolism plays a central role in many diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity...
Chris S Oct 27, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Immunology: Immunophenotyping Basics

Immunophenotyping is a technique that uses antibodies to allow the identification and quantification...
Chris S Jun 30, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Neuroinflammation in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neuroinflammation is the activation of an immune response in the central nervous system (CNS; brain ...
Chris S Jun 23, 2021 3:00:00 AM

What Is Glycolysis and What Is Its Role in Metabolism?

Glycolysis and Oxidative Respiration are the two major metabolic pathways cells employ in order to c...
Chris S May 26, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Neurotransmitters, Receptors, and Transporters

What is neurotransmission? Neurons are central nervous system (CNS) cells that receive and transmit ...
Chris S May 19, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Set Realistic Recycling Goals at Home

While most of us don’t think of it this way, recycling is an old concept. Humans have been creativel...
Chris S May 5, 2021 3:00:00 AM

How Do I Measure Metabolism?

Several different assays can be used by scientists to measure metabolism in a variety of contexts. T...
Chris S Apr 21, 2021 3:00:00 AM

The Role of Neural and Glial Cell Markers

The central nervous system (CNS) is composed of highly specialized cells, each playing a key role in...
Chris S Apr 14, 2021 3:00:00 AM

The Role of Metabolism in Cancer

Alterations in the cellular metabolism of malignant cells have long been a central focus of cancer r...
Chris S Mar 24, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Which Antibody-Based Techniques Can Be Used to Study Neurodegenerative Diseases?

In order to derive the most information from samples related to neurodegenerative disease, it is imp...
Chris S Mar 17, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Pathways to Metabolism

Cellular homeostasis is regulated by the coordinated activity of several key metabolic pathways. The...
Chris S Mar 3, 2021 3:00:00 AM
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