Beyond the Bench: Insights from an Editor with Rong Tian, MD, PhD

Editor’s Note: “Beyond the Bench” is a recurring interview series featuring discussions with both early-career and established investigators, highlighting the people and the ideas behind the latest discoveries in cardiovascular research. For comments or suggestions, please contact either Ron Vagnozzi (ronald.vagnozzi@cchmc.org) or Kim Ho (klho@ualberta.ca) For this special edition of “Beyond the Bench”, we are…

Women in Science – Challenges and Solutions

“Women in Science – Challenges and Solutions” is a recurring interview series with both early-career and established investigators, highlighting the women perspective about science and beyond. Author: Litsa Kranias, PhD “If you love doing research and you are passionate about it, you will be successful. Everything will fall in place and it will be a…

Beyond the Bench: A Retrospective by Dr. Shirin Doroudgar

Editor’s Note: “Beyond the Bench” is a recurring interview series featuring discussions with both early-career and established investigators, highlighting the people and the ideas behind the latest discoveries in cardiovascular research. For comments or suggestions, please contact either Ron Vagnozzi (ronald.vagnozzi@cchmc.org) or Kim Ho (klho@ualberta.ca) As scientists we are charged with being analytical, methodical, and…

ACADEMIA: To be or not to be

  This post features experiences shared by those who chose to pursue a career in academia. Our follow up post in this section will include experiences from those who chose to continue their careers on the academic track. By Rushita Bagchi and Marina Felisbino Kristine Y. DeLeon-Pennell, PhD Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina…

Technical Section – Super Resolution Microscopy

Fluorescence microscopy has been a key tool in biology, allowing us to characterize and obtain spatial information of structures and processes taking place in situ at the cellular/subcellular, tissue, and organism scales. Fluorescence microscopy works by shining lights of specific wavelengths that excite fluorophores, which in turn absorb and emit light that can be detected…

Women in Science – Dr. Chen Gao perspectives

My career choice was influenced and supported by a lot of people. My mom is a Chinese college professor in the microbiology department. Growing up, I viewed her as our family “standard operation protocol”. Therefore, there was never a moment I doubted that I would have the level of education I needed, or receive support…