Hi I'm Isabel! I'm a scientist who studies infectious diseases in animals.
My handle comes from the way a barista spelled my name on a coffee order. I still wonder how I said it.
@eeeeesobel eeeeesobel sounds like a great pronunciation
I'm the tech in a plant lab, we work on membrane trafficking (mostly in roots). I do copious amounts of cloning, with occasional microscopy and frog surgeries from time to time. Nothing infectious.
I had a friend years ago who worked at Plum Island - are you in a BSL-2 or 3 lab? Is it cool?
@compostablespork no way! I’m at the Plum Island equivalent in my state. We collaborate with them on outbreaks of national significance :)
@compostablespork also that’s awesome! What’s the most fun thing you’ve worked on?
@eeeeesobel I have a lot of fun with microscopy - I can sit for hours in the dark scanning through endless amounts of cells (or smaller) and that makes me happy. My old lab had almost unlimited access to a new TEM and I loved it!
What's your favorite thing?
Microscopy's one of the things I didn't get much experience on in school and I wish I had more. It's real pretty work, on top of being cool.
I do a lot of disease diagnostics, so I like watching diseases evolve and move, geographically.
https://nextstrain.org is a good way to visualize what I like to do. And yes, I work on some of those diseases. >:)
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