The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) and the Boston Institute for Contemporary Art hosted a great event on last night! Here is my take on how art and science goes hand and hand!
“Stairways to a science Zenith”
“This is what happens, when cells get board”
“Clearly, this guy western blot didn’t work”
“Bacilli can have fun too, see they reorient themselves”
“When grad students leave their mark”
“This is missing in every lab”
“When professors show their creativity”
#eb2013 #asipcentennial #boston
Last night the American Society for Investigative Pathology celebrated its 100th anniversary in a lavish, star studded gala at the Boston Institute for Contemporary Art. If you did not attend, then you missed out “Big Time”. As a trainee, it was a great experience to be in the company of so many science greats. I sat a table with 3 past ASIP presidents, one who currently serves as the FASEB president. I like to think that I had the best table in the house!! Throughout the night, ASIP honored many of the society members, including the newest to the oldest members. The energy in the room was utterly amazing. The members of ASIP certainly displayed much pride for their organization. There was even a moment during the banquet when a question was asked: “How many society members have never received an ASIP award?”. To my amazement only two individuals raised their hands. That in and of itself is outstanding and admirable. It is clear that ASIP stands as not only just a science society, but a beacon of opportunity, fostering the careers of future trainees, while promoting excellence in science and camaraderie amongst scientists. I salute ASIP for its efforts and I have great expectations towards their contributions in the future.
Happy Centennial to the American Society for Investigative Pathology!
#eb2013 #boston #asipcentennial
No one told me how “interesting” it would be to get around in Boston. I am very thankful for the public transportation, however from the outside looking in, it can be somewhat scary at times. I did not realize the amount of effort I would need to take to get to my final destination; that being the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Despite my short journey, I must admit I have had a great time and it was a great chance to feel like a local and see the city. To be honest, I am quite proud of myself and I look forward to discovering more. So for a moment, I take a break from science and I give you something fun to view. The adventures of a lost scientist-in-training. ENJOY!
“Never leave home without good traveling socks”
“Standing on the streets of Boston”
“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood”
“Back Bay Station, my first stop”
“A moment of silence for all the past locomotives”
“After switching to the Sliver Line (Underground Bus ~ 5 mins) Bingo!! Final Destination (Boston Convention Center)”
This year’s experimental biology meeting is being held in Boston, Massachusetts. It is no secret that the recent series of unfortunate events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings has caused a dampening on this city’s morale. However, with the recent capture of the fugitives responsible, the city is now back to normal, after being on extreme lock down for the last several days.
There were several moments, in which I thought that the Experimental Biology 2013 meeting would not take place. But low and behold, the meeting is back on track (with increased security measures of course) and this great gathering of scientists is taking place at this very moment. Boston is stronger than ever and I look forward to exploring this wonderful city. There is so much research, but oh so little time. Nevertheless follow me as I explore some of the most cutting edge research taking place right now. As the official meeting blogger for the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP), we celebrate 100 years of science excellence.