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To your colleagues, you’re a collaborator. To the world of science, you’re helping drive innovation. To us, you’re a hero.

Cell Culture Heroes is the scientist recognition program where connections are made and researchers like you are brought into the spotlight and celebrated. No matter what your stage of career or learning might be, our goal is to elevate you and the science you are doing right now, every single day.


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Scott Davies, PhD, MRes, MSci

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Birmingham, UK

Watch Gibco Cell Culture Hero, Scott, PhD, MRes, MSci as he presents "Investigating the biology of cell-in-cell structures in the human liver using a range of microscopy modality." Scott will share how advances in high content imaging and automated analysis have improved the understanding of lymphocyte cell-in-cell structures formation in the liver.

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Meet the Heroes and learn about their research

Heather Beasley

SLC25A46 as a Novel Mitochondrial Regulator and Biomarker in Breast Cancer

  • Apply useful imaging techniques for quantifying, characterizing, and the visualization of the mitochondria in PDX models
  • Discuss computational genetic approaches to interrogate unknown breast cancer genes
  • Describe in vitro and in vivo techniques that complement patient data to study breast cancer
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Gibco Cell Culture Heroes: 60th Anniversary Edition

  • Discover the pivotal moments that define the career journeys of scientific researchers across different stages and disciplines
  • Discover the importance of cell culture and its impact on research outcomes
  • Discover the career aspirations of scientists across various fields of research
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Leonardo Ferreira

Reprogramming human regulatory T cell specificity with a novel anti-HLA-A2 chimeric antigen receptor

  • What are regulatory T cells?
  • What is a chimeric antigen receptor?
  • What are the challenges treating autoimmune disease and organ transplant rejection?
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Natalia Herrera

Generating protein reagents to evaluate the antibody and CD8+ T Cell responses to SARS COV-2

  • Discuss and lean about glycosylated proteins and discuss different expression platforms for glycoproteins
  • Describe how SARS-CoV-2 antigens have been used to study antibody responses to COVID-19
  • Demonstrate how synTac protein biologics activate T cells in an antigen specific manner and compare synTac proteins with current immunotherapies
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Rukia Henry

The regulation of ALC1 by TRIM33 during the DNA damage response

  • Understanding the mechanisms of DNA repair 
  • Understand how the PARP dependent DNA damage response pathway is regulated 
  • Understand how key proteins involved in DDR including TRIM33 and ALC1 can serve as actionable targets in the study of certain cancers
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Rachana Vaidya

Investigating the effect of diabetes on bone quality via changes in gene expression of glycation and bone remodelling markers in osteocytes

  • Understanding how diabetes affect bone health
  • Understanding advance glycation end products and their harmful effects on health
  • Discuss and learn about osteocytes

Why should you become a Hero?

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Join our inclusive global community and connect with scientists at similar career stages, as well as industry innovators and the Gibco team.

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Interact with and learn from your peers and others around the world, develop new skills and hone existing ones to build your confidence in the lab.

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We’re here to grow with you and your career as you progress as a researcher. We’ll not only support your science now, but be there with you for all your successes to come.

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Join scientists around the world

We want you to join our global community of PhD and postdoc researchers to inspire your work and excite innovation and ambition in others. Share your story and interact with those at similar stages of their career or learning, and help build a bond of better and more connected scientists around the world.

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