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.

Writing a Grant Part 8: What Are My Chances?

The late nights, the writer’s block, the last harried review of all of the components is finished. T...
Tamar A. Sep 8, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Writing a Grant Part 7: How to Interpret Summary Statement and Reviewer’s Critiques

You received your NIH scoring notice and hopefully 1) your grant got scored and 2) the number was go...
Tamar A. Sep 1, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Writing a Grant Part 6: Budget justification, letters of support, and more

Previous posts have dealt with a good many of the different parts of the grant application and deali...
Tamar A. Aug 25, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Writing a Grant Part 5: Smaller Application Components

It is a certainty that you have now spent, or should have spent, the majority of your time working o...
Tamar A. Aug 18, 2021 3:00:00 AM

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

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