All posts by K. Buchanan, Whip Smart Consulting, LLC

ASHG 2020: Binge-worthy Presentations

The annual conference of the American Society of Human Genomics (ASHG) was held virtually this year. One of the upsides of virtual conferences is the ability to pause, rewind, and review these fast-paced presentations. Definitely take advantage of this feature...

COVID-19: The Fall Edition

Normally, the months of September and October are dotted with important dates—end of summer barbeques, the first day of school, joyful plans for Halloween and excitement for the upcoming Holiday Season. This year is different though; barbeques are smaller and...

Q&A with Dr. Maureen McGargill, PhD: The Immune System’s Fine Line Between Health and Harm

Dr. McGargill earned her PhD at the University of Minnesota in Dr. Kristin Hogquist’s lab. There she studied T cell development, focusing on how autoreactive T cells are deleted during development. As a postdoc at the University of California, San...

Q&A with Dr. Lisa Butterfield, PhD: Cancer Vaccines & Adoptive Cell Transfer

Dr. Lisa Butterfield, PhD recently joined the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy as Vice President focusing on cell therapies while she continues her independent cancer vaccine research as an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California,...

Q&A with Dr. Oliver Brain: Unintended Consequences Create a Unique Opportunity to Study Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Oliver Brain, MRCP, PhD, is a principal investigator at the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, and a recent winner of an nCounter® Autoimmune Profiling Panel through a NanoString® Grant Program. He took time out from treating patients...