The Transport of Mitochondria and Lysosomes During Synapse Formation and Plasticity

I am a 3rd year PhD student conducting my research in Dr. Sathyanarayanan Puthanveettil’s lab at Scripps Research, Florida. My research goal is to understand the significance and regulation of bidirectionally transported organelles within the axon during learning and memory.  Specifically, I study the transport of mitochondria (that supplies energy) and lysosomes (that degrades and 

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A Closer Look into Mosquito Anti-Diuresis

The female mosquito, Aedes aegypti, is a day-biting mosquito, taking a single or multiple blood meals, to obtain the necessary vitamins and nutrients for her egg development1. However, upon ingesting a large blood meal, adult females face the challenge of haemolymph (blood) ion dilution, as they take on a significant water load. To cope with 

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Single Dose of Recombinant VSV-ΔG-Spike Vaccine Protects Against SARS-CoV-2

The COVID-19 pandemic sparked the need to develop an efficient and cost-effective vaccine to provide mass immunization against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. An Israeli study, initially published in June 2020 on the preprint server bioRxiv, examined the possibility of generating a new recombinant vaccine to protect against SARS-CoV-2. The report is now available 

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Graduate Student Nomination Contest

Nominate Your Graduate Student! Do you know a graduate student who is helping advance life science research? This quarter, we invite you to nominate any graduate student to be featured in our upcoming newsletter and social media channels. The winners will be randomly drawn for a chance to win a $1250 gift card. The nomination 

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Participating in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

By: Amelia Gibson, PhD, MBA, Senior Director of Product Licensing at Kerafast and Absolute Antibody It’s rare that one gets to participate in something as historic and globally impactful as the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. While I know little about vaccine development and no longer do any benchwork, I knew that I could contribute 

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10 Unique Reagents that Helped Advance Research in 2020

Here at Kerafast, our company mission is to facilitate access to unique reagents developed by academic laboratories worldwide on behalf of the scientific community. Together with our providing investigators, we work to distribute reagents that might otherwise have been sitting unused in laboratory freezers to researchers committed to furthering scientific progress. The COVID-19 outbreak made 

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Kerafast Recognized by BioNTech for Support in Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine

BioNTech recently published an announcement expressing gratitude to its employees and various partners who have assisted the company in developing a successful COVID-19 vaccine. The BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine has been shown to be 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 and it has received emergency use authorizations from more than 45 countries around the world. Kerafast is very 

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Lab Manager Contest Winners Announced!

The winners are in! This holiday season we invited you to nominate your lab manager to be featured in our upcoming newsletter, social media channels and blog. The winners were randomly selected for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card plus $250 for their lab! We’re happy to announce the winners of the lab 

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