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I'm Ben Barad, a postdoc working with Danielle Grotjahn at Scripps Research to investigate mitochondrial fission using cryo-ET. Previously I was in the Fraser Lab at UCSF studying mammalian chitinases. I love building new methods for structural biology, and am motivated to make more open and accessible. I'll post mostly about the new science I am excited about, with a sprinkling of coffee, food, open access, tech, 3D printing, puzzles, and tabletop games.

Getting into designing some fun lab equipment and teaching aids for 3d printing - where is better to share them?

It seems wildly inappropriate to me that the state-running lottery is running ads for scratchers - am I crazy??

Does anyone else ever get the intense and irrational fear that extremely important emails are getting banished to the spam folder?

Newest lab equipment set up and ready to print autoclavable parts!

Deadline to apply for the HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is 12/7/2022 hhmi.org/programs/hanna-h-gray
Please apply - this is a great program!

New approach described in @eLife

Defocus corrected large area cryo-EM (DeCo-LACE) for label-free detection of molecules across entire cell sections

doi.org/10.755/eLife.80980

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Kind of neat to get notifications when a post I boosted gets edited - I don't want to end up promoting something repulsive! Definitely a thoughtful detail.

#Introduction: I am curious about how proteins and membranes work in cells to deliver cargos. Multidisciplinary lab (with great collaborators) at UMass Chan Medical School #MembraneTraffic #Biochemistry #StructuralBiology #CryoEM #Biophysics #CellBiology #Genetics #Immunology #Exocytosis #Endocytosis #MembraneFusion
Also passionate to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in #Science #Academia #DiversityInSTEM #WomenInSTEM.

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Want to understand the cellular systems & pathways that drive transitions in symbiotic states? Then don't miss #EESSymbiosis and explore the evolution of species-species interactions🦠

📅 8–11 Mar
📍EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual
📣 Submit abstract: 14 Dec
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I'm Ben Barad, a postdoc working with Danielle Grotjahn at Scripps Research to investigate mitochondrial fission using cryo-ET. Previously I was in the Fraser Lab at UCSF studying mammalian chitinases. I love building new methods for structural biology, and am motivated to make more open and accessible. I'll post mostly about the new science I am excited about, with a sprinkling of coffee, food, open access, tech, 3D printing, puzzles, and tabletop games.

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here's a good starter pack to build some connections and get your feeds going : )

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