Back in My Day We Trudged Up Hill to the Lab…

Tube racks stacked in the refrigeratorRemember the bubble getter? Siliconizing sequencing gel glass plates? Carrying out sequencing reactions in strip tubes? Diagramming, by hand, your cloning scheme and calculating the cut sizes with a hand-held calculator? Marking plates for plaque lifts with india ink?

This video is for all of you who were in the lab when life was “one gene, one graduate student”. What other oldie but goodies can you think of? Leave a comment or tweet @promega #backinmyday

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Michele Arduengo

Social Media Manager at Promega Corporation
Michele earned her B.A. in biology at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA, and her PhD through the BCDB Program at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Michele is the social media manager at Promega and managing editor of the Promega Connections blog. She enjoys getting lost in a good book, trumpet playing, knitting, and snowshoeing.

2 comments

  1. I remember when we made our own P3 facility, because I got to paint it!
    It was 1976 and the girls in the lab chose…wait for it…BRIGHT PINK oil-based paint because it looked decent under the yellow fluorescent tubes and could be wiped down with IPA. The jeans and t-shirt I wore for that escapade never lived beyond that one week-end.

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