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5S Lab Organization – an Old Dog Learns New Tricks

By |2019-04-04T17:18:25+00:00November 3rd, 2014|

When I interviewed for my present position in the Peccoud lab at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, David Ball gave me a tour of the lab and I immediately noticed that every item on a bench or desk was outlined with yellow tape and labeled. Also, cupboards and drawers had labels denoting their contents. I knew that Dr. Peccoud, had [...]

The A-Myth

By |2019-04-04T17:18:26+00:00March 8th, 2013|

In 1999, I left a tenured position in a French university to create a software company in Seattle. This was the high of the dot com boom when investors would put a seven figure valuation on any PowerPoint presentation. We had quite a ride until March 20, 2000 when the NASDAQ peaked. After the boom [...]