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.

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Chris Sumner

Chris Sumner

Chris Sumner was 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 Sumner Jun 8, 2022

Cell Signaling Technology Joins 1% for the Planet

Long before our founder and CEO began producing antibodies for researchers around the globe, he was ...
Chris Sumner Apr 19, 2022

Tools to Initiate Discovery

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

Tools to Confirm Antibody Specificity

You want to generate accurate results. You’ve planned out your experiment, accounting for all necess...
Chris Sumner Mar 2, 2022

Rising Black Scientists of 2022

We’re excited to present the 2022 recipients of the Rising Black Scientist Awards. This is only the ...
Chris Sumner Feb 2, 2022

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 Sumner Jan 5, 2022

Roundtable Discussion with the 2020 Rising Black Scientists Award Recipients

The Rising Black Scientists Awards were created by Cell Signaling Technology and Cell Press in 2020 ...
Chris Sumner Nov 8, 2021

Metabolism and Disease

Metabolism plays a central role in many diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity...
Chris Sumner Oct 27, 2021

Immunology: Immunophenotyping Basics

Immunophenotyping is a technique that uses antibodies to allow the identification and quantification...
Chris Sumner Jun 30, 2021

Neuroinflammation in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neuroinflammation is the activation of an immune response in the central nervous system (CNS; brain ...
Chris Sumner Jun 23, 2021

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 Sumner May 26, 2021

Neurotransmitters, Receptors, and Transporters

What is neurotransmission? Neurons are central nervous system (CNS) cells that receive and transmit ...
Chris Sumner May 19, 2021

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 Sumner May 5, 2021

How Do I Measure Metabolism?

Several different assays can be used by scientists to measure metabolism in a variety of contexts. T...
Chris Sumner Apr 21, 2021

The Role of Metabolism in Cancer

Alterations in the cellular metabolism of malignant cells have long been a central focus of cancer r...
Chris Sumner Mar 24, 2021

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 Sumner Mar 17, 2021

Cellular Pathways to Metabolism

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

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 Sumner Feb 24, 2021

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