Cathy Seiler

cathy-seiler, Science Connected

Dr. Cathy Seiler is the manager of the Biobank Core Facility at Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital. She received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Boston University and her PhD at the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, studying cancer. In her spare time, Cathy is the editor for ISBER News and writes about science and the life of a scientist on her blog Things I Tell My Mom.

Becoming a Beekeeper

Bee-coming a Beekeeper: An Interview with Andy Zaayenga

Bees and other pollinators are part of our agricultural processes and, indeed, life on earth. Find out how and why this robotics pro became a beekeeper. By Cathy Seiler Andy Zaayenga was “that guy” who introduced himself to new girlfriends by warning them about the 11-foot boa constrictor he kept ...
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Flow Cytometry Going With the Flow

Flow Cytometry: Going with the Flow

By Cathy Seiler Sara Bowen, PhD, is a biochemist with what can only be described as a giddy excitement for her job. She runs the flow cytometry facility at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Barrow Neurological Institute in Arizona, and she positively lights up when talking about “flow” and her lasers ...
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Many Ways to March for Science

Cathy Seiler: Why I March for Science The March for Science is this Saturday, April 22. Thousands—perhaps hundreds of thousands—of scientists and supporters of science will take to the streets in Washington, DC, and more than 500 cities in satellite marches around the globe. I will be participating in Bend, ...
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A Better Predictor of Cervical Cancer

A Better Predictor of Cervical Cancer

By Cathy Seiler January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. What do you know about cervical cancer? Probably the only time you think about your cervix is once a year when you get your Pap test (also known as a Pap smear). But maybe you're not thinking about it enough. How much ...
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STEAM: Adding the Art to Science

STEAM: Adding the Art to Science

STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Mathematics. The goal of STEAM is to help engage with and explain science through art. What does it mean to you? By Cathy Seiler What comes to mind when you envision science? A scientist looking through a microscope? A pipette slurping up liquid from ...
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biobank

What Is a Biobank?

What is a biobank? And why do scientists collect human tissue for research? Dr. Cathy Seiler, who manages a biobank, explains. By Dr. Cathy Seiler To understand what biobanks are and why they exist, it is helpful to first understand what type of “currency” is stored in the “banks” and ...
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