Hello everyone and welcome back! This year’s roundtable meetings are getting off on a late start but I’m very excited to get going!
For new and returning visitors, let me just refresh your minds about this group. The Research Roundtable is an open discussion group hosted by and for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. I envision this group to be as interactive as possible, to help us network, learn more about scientific techniques, or even ask for help troubleshooting. I like to have a specific topic for every meeting and sometimes I will invite someone to give a presentation to spark the discussion of the that meeting. Volunteer presenters are always welcome too! You can let me know ahead of time and I can post your info on the website.
If you have any ideas for topics on future meetings or have any suggestions, comments, concerns…please let me know! I would like to hear from you and make this group as helpful to everyone as possible. My email: email@example.com.
As always, coffee and bagels will be provided! All meetings will be held in Sprague Hall, basement B2 (follow the signs).
Tuesday, 11/03: Starting with the Basics – Lab Hacks
Since this is the first quarter for many students, I thought it would be nice to have a meeting with new and familiar faces to help share tips and tricks about basic lab techniques. Western blot hacks like multiplexing antibodies and using antibodies repeatedly will be discussed and how to run your agarose gel in 10 minutes. If you are experienced in the lab but have a lot to share I hope will stop by and help get this discussion going!
Tuesday, 11/17: Brian Vegetabile, Principles of Visualization
Brian is a graduate student in the UCI Department of Statistics. He will review various techniques of data visualization that can make your data more intuitive to the reader (Hint: sometimes bar graphs aren’t the best choice!). His presentation will include graphs generated in R.
Tuesday, 11/24: Stacey Borrego, Simple Graphs in R
Recently we reviewed how to better visualize your data to your reader using a variety of plots and graphing features. Using the programming language R, we will go over how to generate basics R graphs. No experience necessary, all the code will be provided for you! If you would like to follow along, please download RStudio and bring your computer.