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:

Hallmarks of Cancer: Activation Invasion and Metastasis

Cancer cells invade local tissue and spread to distant sites via two distinct, but similar processes...
Chris S Jul 17, 2019 3:15:00 AM

Immunotherapy & CAR-T Cells

Our immune system has the ability to detect and fight infectious pathogens. It can also detect when ...
Chris S Jul 10, 2019 3:15:00 AM

How to Choose Enzymatic or Sonication Protocol for ChIP

Researchers use chromatin immunoprecipitation, or ChIP, to identify and characterize protein-DNA int...
Chris S Jun 26, 2019 3:10:00 AM

Video: Can you trust your immunohistochemistry results?

Immunohistochemistry, or IHC, remains the simplest method for detecting biomarker expression while m...
Chris S Jun 19, 2019 3:05:00 AM

Hallmarks of Cancer: Avoiding Immune Destruction

Some cancer cells adapt mechanisms to evade detection and destruction by the host's immune system. O...
Chris S Jun 12, 2019 3:15:00 AM

Hallmarks of Cancer: Evading Growth Suppressors

Cancer cells resist inhibitory signals that might otherwise stop their growth. The major pathways in...
Chris S May 1, 2019 3:10:00 AM

Hallmarks of Cancer: Enabling Replicative Immortality

Cancer cells can revert to a pre-differentiated, stem-cell-like phenotype, allowing uninhibited cell...
Chris S Apr 17, 2019 3:10:00 AM

Introducing Cell Mentor

In collaboration with Cell Press, we are excited to announce a new educational resource that will ma...
Chris S Apr 10, 2019 3:15:00 AM

Hallmarks of Cancer: Sustaining Proliferative Signaling

Cancer cells stimulate their own growth, which means they become self-sufficient in growth signals, ...
Chris S Apr 3, 2019 3:15:00 AM

Hallmarks of Cancer: Inducing Angiogenesis Energetics

Cancer cells stimulate the growth of blood vessels to supply nutrients to tumors. Angiogenesis is th...
Chris S Mar 20, 2019 3:15:00 AM

Hallmarks of Cancer: Deregulating Cellular Energetics

Cancer cells need a lot of energy to grow fast—to do so, they show abnormal metabolic pathways.
Chris S Feb 27, 2019 3:15:00 AM

Hallmarks of Cancer: Resisting Cell Death

One thing we know about cancer cells: they can resist death. They evade apoptosis, the mechanism tha...
Chris S Jan 23, 2019 3:15:00 AM

Can I accelerate my ELISA results?

Running an ELISA can be a pain. Identifying pairs for an ELISA is a tedious business, and that’s bef...
Chris S Jan 16, 2019 3:10:00 AM

When should I use flow cytometry for signaling instead of western blot?

Flow cytometry enables quantitative analysis of protein expression, signaling states, and physical c...
Chris S Jan 9, 2019 3:15:00 AM

Webinar | Deciphering Neurodegeneration: Inflammation, immune response, and Alzheimer's

Hear about the potential role of innate immunity in neurodegeneration and cognitive function, partic...
Chris S Nov 14, 2018 3:15:00 AM

Mastering Phospho-Flow: Immune Cell Activation Webinar

To characterize activation of immune cells, measurement of intracellular signaling using phospho-spe...
Chris S Jul 11, 2018 3:15:00 AM

Painless Publication: How to Write a Conference Abstract

Our previous blog post, “Painless Publication: How to Write a Journal Abstract,” walked you through ...
Chris S Jun 27, 2018 3:15:00 AM

Responsible Science Podcast: Episode 5 - The Next Generation

We're excited to partner with Science: Disrupt to present a five-part podcast exploring what 'Respon...
Chris S Jun 20, 2018 3:10:00 AM
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