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I have worked in both University and Private sector labs and studied biology at UT Austin.
After leaving academic research I helped form Prophase BioStudios and built a laboratory out of a local Hackerspace.
Using the laboratory at Prophase BioStudios I started doing my own independent experiments that led me to create my Biomanufacturing company, Portunus.
My interests are primarily in biotechnology, particularly in the realms of fabrication and human enhancement.
This episode of the cell culture podcast describes how a doctor uses cell culturing methods to create improved treatments for a common and deadly form of cancer. Dr. Hillary Stires details her use of cell culturing methods.
The triple positive breast cancer screening is a means to check for estrogen, progesterone and Her2 receptors on the tumor. This is relevant because for a reason unknown to Dr. Stires, instances of breast cancer that do not exhibit estrogen receptors are more responsive to the Her2 based therapies.
In response to this decrease in efficacy Dr. Stires models drug resistance in her cancer cell lines by using gradual dosage increase and using the data from this to inform her research.
The podcast then moves into a discussion of the value of social media in disseminating scientific information without the bias of the media. Irrespective of who's in office the media is likely to have their own take on their sources due to either their own opinions or lack of prior scientific experience. As a result, Dr.Stires has found Twitter incredibly useful for spreading information on her research and discussing scientific topics with the public.