How Chemotherapy Drugs Work

In my Cell Biology class we recently had a discussion about a scientific paper called: Phosphorylation of Mcl-1 by CDK1–cyclin B1 initiates its Cdc20-dependent destruction during mitotic arrest. That’s quite a mouthful, and as a scientific paper it’s pretty complex and difficult for the average person, but it offers and explanation for how many chemotherapy drugs which are … Continue reading

Cell Video

Over the years I’ve taken a lot of different Biology courses and in many of them I’ve watched the same animated video of a cell. The first time was in my high school AP Biology class where we would ask the teacher to watch it at least every other week. When I got to Lehigh … Continue reading

Bioengineering Labs

Each of the three different bioengineering tracks here at Lehigh has an upperclassmen lab requirement where you learn the different techniques relevant to that track. For the Biopharmaceutical track its the Integrated Biotechnology Lab (BIOE 343), the Bioelectronics/Biophotonics track has the Integrated Bioelectronics/Biophotonics Lab (BIOE 331), and for the Biomechanics and Biomaterials track we take … Continue reading

S’mores and Aliens

On Tuesday night, the Gryphons (Lehigh’s version of RAs) for Campus Square (the on campus apartments I’m living in) hosted the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Under the Stars. An astronomy professor, Dr Joshua Pepper, came to talk to us about his work in looking for planets that could support life while we made s’mores. Every … Continue reading