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:

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

Introducing the First Rising Black Scientists Awards Recipients

We’re excited to present the first-ever Rising Black Scientists Awards recipients. This will be an a...
Chris S Feb 24, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Neurodegeneration: Tau Protein and Neurofibrillary Tangles

Tau is a microtubule-associated protein expressed predominantly in the parts of the brain that funct...
Chris S Feb 10, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Introduction to Metabolism

Cellular metabolism encompasses all of the chemical processes that occur within cells to maintain ho...
Chris S Feb 3, 2021 3:00:00 AM

What Is Neurodegenerative Disease?

Neurodegeneration is marked by the progressive loss of neuronal function and structure leading to co...
Chris S Jan 20, 2021 3:00:00 AM

2021 Preview

It’s the start of another exciting year of Lab Expectation articles. What can you expect from us in ...
Chris S Jan 6, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Seeding Labs Gives Old Lab Equipment a Second Life

As stewards of the planet, we’re always trying to find ways to reduce our corporate carbon footprint...
Chris S Sep 23, 2020 3:00:00 AM

The Science Behind Sampler Kits

If one were asked to describe a Cell Signaling Technology (CST) antibody sampler kit, we would total...
Chris S Apr 29, 2020 3:00:00 AM

2020 CiteAb Awards

We’re honored to win two CiteAb awards in 2020: Antibody Supplier of the Decade and Antibody Supplie...
Chris S Mar 11, 2020 7:53:58 AM

Introduction to the Hallmarks of Antibody Validation

Antibodies are essential reagents that support all levels of scientific research. Used in a multitud...
Chris S Jan 15, 2020 3:00:00 AM

Coming to Lab Expectations in 2020

            The start of a new year is always a crazy time. There’s plenty to look back on and celeb...
Chris S Jan 1, 2020 3:15:00 AM

4 Situations Where Flow Cytometry Might Be More Useful Than Western Blotting

Western blotting is used to detect proteins and analyze their expression using antibodies, but it do...
Chris S Dec 4, 2019 3:00:00 AM

Critical Considerations for Optimizing Imaging Mass Cytometry

Understanding the microenvironment of disease is critical for the success of targeted therapies. For...
Chris S Nov 20, 2019 3:15:00 AM

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