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.

Antibody Essentials Part 5: Important Considerations for Antibody Selection

As a researcher, you know that at a fundamental level, your experiments are geared to ask new questi...
Ken B, Tamar A, and Emma E Aug 4, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Antibody Essentials Part 4: Polyclonal vs Monoclonal Antibodies

In this blog, we are delving into some of the advantages and disadvantages of polyclonal and monoclo...
Ken B, Tamar A, and Emma E Jul 28, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Antibody Essentials Part 3: How Antibody Technologies Evolved

Since the discovery of antibodies, decades of research and development have spurred technological ad...
Ken B, Tamar A, and Emma E Jul 21, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Antibody Essentials Part 2: Antibody Diversity and Classification

Understanding how antibodies are made and the pros and cons of the different types of antibodies is ...
Ken B, Tamar A, and Emma E Jul 14, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Antibody Essentials Part 1: Antibody Basics

As a scientist, you probably already appreciate the vital role of antibodies in research. You may al...
Ken B, Tamar A, and Emma E Jul 7, 2021 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

General Tips for Successful Cell Culture

Culturing cells in the lab? Following these tips will add to your success and help you avoid wasted ...
Dan D Apr 24, 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

Mycoplasma Contamination!

Any form of cell culture contamination can ruin your day and destroy your hard work, but mycoplasma ...
Michelle G Dec 5, 2018 3:15:00 AM

Writing a Grant Part 4: Additional Details

Finally, the finish line is approaching! You have completed your specific aims, significance and inn...
Tamar A. Nov 7, 2018 3:10:00 AM

Writing a Grant Part 3: The Experimental Approach

In the previous post, we described how to write an effective significance and innovation section, fo...
Tamar A. Oct 31, 2018 3:10:00 AM

Writing a Grant Part 2: Significance and Innovation

The significance and innovation section is a recent (within the last 10 years) addition to the NIH a...
Tamar A. Oct 24, 2018 7:43:37 AM

Writing a Grant Part 1: First Things First

So you’re thinking of writing a grant? Or maybe your mentor has politely suggested that it would be ...
Tamar A. Oct 17, 2018 3:15:00 AM

From Bench Scientist to Benchtop Support

I’m a Product Scientist at Cell Signaling Technology (CST). My typical work day no longer looks like...
Kaitlin M. Aug 29, 2018 3:15:00 AM

Academia, Industry, and Entrepreneurship…oh my!

Tamar Aprahamian is an interesting study in the professional opportunities available for young scien...
Tamar A. Aug 22, 2018 3:10:00 AM

Signaling Is Like Wiring

I’d once heard a great analogy for the pursuit of knowledge: it’s akin to finding yourself in a pitc...
Glen M Jul 18, 2018 3:10:00 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 4 - Publishing

We're excited to partner with Science: Disrupt to present a five-part podcast exploring what 'Respon...
Chris S Jun 13, 2018 3:20:00 AM

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