Krystal – Biomedical Engineering, M.S.

Biomedical Engineering: Your Questions Answered

Biomedical Engineering: Your Questions Answered

What is biomedical engineering?   Biomedical engineering is a vast interdisciplinary field that pulls together elements from mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering as well as biology and computer sciences. There are many specialties within the realm [...]

10 Tips to Help Prevent Contamination in a Tissue Culture Lab

In previous posts, I have talked about cell culture technique and things NOT to do in a research lab. Today, I would like to pull elements from both and offer several important suggestions to help prevent [...]

10 Things NOT to Do in a Research Lab

10 Things NOT to Do in a Research Lab

Most of the following items should be common sense. But you’d be surprised on how often I see these simple mistakes occur. If you ever have to work in a lab, take note of this list—your [...]

Gene Activation: Nature’s Time Machine

Gene Activation: Nature’s Time Machine

Recently, I read an article in Scientific American on limb regeneration, and the first things I thought of were science fiction TV shows/books. In those stories, medicine is capable of absolutely incredible feats including regeneration of [...]

Biomedical Engineering Thesis Project: Science is Expensive!

Biomedical Engineering Thesis Project: Science is Expensive!

I have some exciting news — beyond just meeting with my adviser to talk about ideas, I am now in the beginning stages of starting my thesis project! First things first, though, I need a physical, [...]

Cystic Fibrosis Research: What is This Trouble-Making Protein?

Cystic Fibrosis Research: What is This Trouble-Making Protein?

It only takes one little mutation to cause a whole host of problems! While my pharmacology and drug development class has been intriguing, so far I think we are really starting to get into the good [...]

How to Quickly Find References Using Google Scholar

How to Quickly Find References Using Google Scholar

Sometimes school reminds me of how much I don’t know.  It’s a very intriguing feeling – the more you learn, the more you realize there is so much more to learn! The dynamics of my pharmacology [...]

Coumadin: Cardiovascular Drug or Rat Poison?

Coumadin: Cardiovascular Drug or Rat Poison?

With the fall semester in full swing, there is so much going on to talk about.  As I’ve mentioned before, I am currently taking a pharmacology course for my master’s degree in biomedical engineering. A very [...]

Meet Krystal: Biomedical Engineering, M.S.

Meet Krystal: Biomedical Engineering, M.S.

Hello, my name is Krystal Kerney! I am a second year biomedical engineering graduate student at Florida Tech and this is my first blog post ever! Classes just started on campus and FIT is as busy [...]