Alexander Goldberg, Ph.D.

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I'm a scientific writer and social media manager for GA International. I have a Ph.D. in biology and previously worked as a post-doc in toxicology and medicine, having studied chronological lifespan in yeast, anti-neoplastic small molecules, and the genetics of tuberous sclerosis complex.

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Though scientists are exceptionally smart and resourceful people, they aren’t always the neatest. I’ve walked into many labs where the area around the weigh...

Deciphering the Biology of the 2019 Coronavirus

As of the day this article was written, more than 20,000 cases of the new coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV, have been confirmed in China.1 The disease,...

How to Identify Specimens Embedded in Resin for Electron Microscopy

First discovered in the 1950s, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is now one of the most widely used techniques to resolve cellular structures. It bombards...

A History of Barcoding Technology

Barcodes are one of the best ways to track and trace items. They’re found everywhere, in supermarkets, industrial warehouses, labs, and medical facilities. However, barcodes didn’t...

The Dos and Don’ts of Labeling Specimens For Pathology Labs

Appropriately identifying patient specimens is of critical importance to pathology labs. The College of Pathologists previously evaluated the average cost of labeling errors at...

11 Quick Tips for Maintaining Mammalian Cell Lines in the Lab

Employing mammalian cell lines is crucial in life science research, especially with new, more relevant models of disease engineered with induced pluripotent stem cells...

Recapping a Fantastic 2019 at GA International

We’ve reached the end of 2019, which is the perfect time to look back at everything that happened throughout the year at GA International....

How to Prevent Contamination in Your Lab

Everyone’s had their run-ins with contamination in the lab. There are two main types of contamination—biological (bacteria or fungi) and chemical—both of which can...

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