This is the new lab blog site. We will give this site a trial run over the 2015 calendar year. Though it could evolve into something else, my intention is that it serves as a way to interact with the lab, provide some history for new folks to see what we’ve been up to, and provide a context for those away from the lab to see what’s going on. Blog entries will be open for all lab members and will be (eventually) password protected so that only lab affiliates can access.
What to discuss? I want to see some brief entries on papers of significant impact, including journal articles discussed at lab meetings. Hosts for the lab meetings will be expected to make an entry before lab meeting, listing the basic why, how, what of the article and the relationship to our work. If you read significant articles that you think would be good for lab meeting, subgroup meetings, or general information, it would be great to post here. In addition, I would like to see the site used during scientific conferences, and possibly after you attend other seminars on campus. Have other ideas? Post.
Lastly, I would like to see how we might use this or another site as a WIKI for lab protocols, antibody use, etc.
No worries if this ends up failing. As always, the goal is better communication and I want to try any tool that improves this.