Supporting digital notebook usage at UPENN

We caught up with Barak Zahavy at the University of Pennsylvania to find out more about how research offices can support adoption and usage of new digital technologies in professional research labs. Barak has over 20 years experience designing, implementing, and managing highly diversified technology platforms in the university space. He knows better than anyone that … Continue reading Supporting digital notebook usage at UPENN

Confessions of the Brown Lab: Staying Organized

Lab work isn't all serious. And we love it when our users embrace the fun side of things (while still following safety protocols, of course). We were excited to stumble upon this blog curated by a LabArchives lab. "Confessions of the Brown Lab Researchers" is written by the researchers themselves and contains more than a … Continue reading Confessions of the Brown Lab: Staying Organized

Case study: helping kids through genetic research

Sally Moody, Lab Director and Department Chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology at George Washington University, is using developmental genetics to understand how the early nervous system forms. At the moment she is investigating new genes that may be linked to a birth defect that causes hearing loss in children. By using biochemical data gathered … Continue reading Case study: helping kids through genetic research

Using technology at the bench

The Lab BEnch The laboratory bench is a researcher's sacred space. The place where experimentation comes to life and fruitful learning emerges (hopefully). The bench is the essence of research itself. As physicist and Nobel laureate, Leon Lederman, once said..... "During an intense period of lab (bench) work the outside world vanishes and the obsession … Continue reading Using technology at the bench

LabArchives in the classroom: 3 year study

Scientists and researchers document their work in organized and professional lab notebooks (or at least we like to think that they do). But that isn't always the case with undergraduate students. Picture a professor sitting at their desk surrounded by stacks of students' paper lab notebooks. Many have frayed edges, some are missing covers, others … Continue reading LabArchives in the classroom: 3 year study

Cardiologists Turned Cancer Researchers

May Lin Yap is a molecular imaging master and PhD student at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia. She took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to give us a rundown of the innovative and important research they’re doing…. The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia. With her background … Continue reading Cardiologists Turned Cancer Researchers

Successful internships for students and labs: everyone wins

Most researchers working in industry labs didn’t just start there, they started in academic labs. Think courses like BIO 101, highschool intro to physics labs, AP Environmental Science, and other courses like that. Industry researchers (in general) all got their start in one academic lab or another investigating a subject area that may or may … Continue reading Successful internships for students and labs: everyone wins