We interviewed Kathy Ivey, PI and Director of Stem Cell Core and Victoria Yoon RA & lab manager of a research group at the Gladstone Institutes to find out how they and their respective research groups benefit from using Labguru.
Kathy Ivey, Director of the Stem Cell Research Core:
The Gladstone Stem Cell Core is a shared research facility that provides service, training, reagents and equipment for research using human and mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Kathy Ivey is the director of the Core and as a PI, manages a research team of seven graduate students and research associates. Kathy is also an adjunct member of the research group of Deepak Srivastava, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute in the Gladstone Institutes.
Victoria Yoon, Lab Manager, Gladstone Neuroscience Research Group
Victoria Yoon is a research associate in the lab of PI Yadong Huang. This lab consists of 7 graduate students, 2 postdocs and 2 research associates. The Huang Group study the origination and development of Alzheimer’s Disease focussing on the pathological role of Apo lipoprotein E4 (apoE4) that is a major genetic risk factor for developing the disease.
•Easy access and real-time extraction of key experimental information from any location
•PI can easily prepare for team meetings without interrupting their work with emails •PI has clear oversight of lab’s activities with the ability to monitor by project, by experiment or by individual team member
•Richer, updated notes because team members can easily modify experiments and record those modifications accurately
•Faster on-boarding of new team members through the the aid of accurately documented procedures, protocols and a precise storage location system
•Lab manager provided with clear view of all inventory lists and the hierarchy of experiments
•Cost savings realized through elimination of duplicate purchase of