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The official Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) podcast explores advances in automation, cellular imaging, big data and what's coming in the spaces between traditional scientific disciplines. Guests often include members of SLAS along with innovators, leading experts and other members of the global scientific community to highlight technology and even career stories. Episodes are released every week and subscribe to New Matter - available on all podcast players.

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Accelerating Human Discovery | A Lesson in Small Molecule Biomarkers with Mo Jain, M.D., Ph.D.
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Accelerating Human Discovery | A Lesson in Small Molecule Biomarkers with Mo Jain, M.D., Ph.D.
SLAS Scientific Manager Hannah Rosen, Ph.D., is joined by Sapient Founder and CEO Mo Jain, M.D., Ph.D., for an insightful discussion on small molecule biomarkers. Did you know that methods of identifying biomarkers date all the way back to ancient Greece? You'll be surprised to hear how along with the many ways these biomarkers are shaping drug discovery and other applications. Jain also shares his background with small molecule biomarkers that led to him creating Sapient along with the company's own technology platform used for biomarker discovery.  To learn more about Sapient, visit: Mo Jain, M.D., Ph.D.:Jain is a physician-scientist with nearly 20 years of expertise in physiology, biomedicine, engineering, computational biology and mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. Prior to founding Sapient, he formed and was director of Jain Laboratory at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), which focused on developing next-generation rapid liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (rLC-MS) systems to probe the non-genetic landscape of disease across population-scale human studies. Stay connected with SLAS:Online at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLAS:SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.Upcoming SLAS Events:SLAS2023 International Conference and ExhibitionFebruary 25 - March 1, 2023San Diego, CA, USASLAS Europe 2023 Conference and Exhibition23-26 May 2023Brussels, Belgium
Accelerating Human Discovery | A Lesson in Small Molecule Biomarkers with Mo Jain, M.D., Ph.D.
3d ago
Accelerating Human Discovery | A Lesson in Small Molecule Biomarkers with Mo Jain, M.D., Ph.D.
SLAS Scientific Manager Hannah Rosen, Ph.D., is joined by Sapient Founder and CEO Mo Jain, M.D., Ph.D., for an insightful discussion on small molecule biomarkers. Did you know that methods of identifying biomarkers date all the way back to ancient Greece? You'll be surprised to hear how along with the many ways these biomarkers are shaping drug discovery and other applications. Jain also shares his background with small molecule biomarkers that led to him creating Sapient along with the company's own technology platform used for biomarker discovery.  To learn more about Sapient, visit: Mo Jain, M.D., Ph.D.:Jain is a physician-scientist with nearly 20 years of expertise in physiology, biomedicine, engineering, computational biology and mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. Prior to founding Sapient, he formed and was director of Jain Laboratory at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), which focused on developing next-generation rapid liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (rLC-MS) systems to probe the non-genetic landscape of disease across population-scale human studies. Stay connected with SLAS:Online at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLAS:SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.Upcoming SLAS Events:SLAS2023 International Conference and ExhibitionFebruary 25 - March 1, 2023San Diego, CA, USASLAS Europe 2023 Conference and Exhibition23-26 May 2023Brussels, Belgium
Automating Chemistry with Artificial Intelligence | with Del Ray Jackson, Ph.D., and Rick Sidler, Ph.D. (Sponsored by Unchained Labs)
Sep 19 2022
Automating Chemistry with Artificial Intelligence | with Del Ray Jackson, Ph.D., and Rick Sidler, Ph.D. (Sponsored by Unchained Labs)
In this special episode, we explore how artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing automation including chemistry automation with Del Ray Jackson, Ph.D., and Rick Sidler, Ph.D., of Unchained Labs. Jackson and Sidler share how Unchained Labs is involved in making new advancements in the life sciences and automation spaces, along with the UNique naming convention of their products like Big Kahuna and Junior. Catch Unchained Labs and their products on display at the upcoming SLAS 2022 AI Data Pipelines for Life Sciences Symposium!About Unchained Labs:Unchained Labs is all about helping biologics and gene therapy researchers break free from tools that just don’t cut it. Unleashing problem-tackling products that make a huge difference in the real science they do every day. Unchained Labs seeks to provide real solutions to challenging tasks like measuring concentration, screening for stability and aggregation and performing buffer exchange – key steps on the path to the best biologic. To learn more about Unchained Labs, visit: www.unchainedlabs.comStay connected with SLAS:Online at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLAS:SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.Upcoming SLAS Events:SLAS 2022 AI Data Pipelines for Life Sciences SymposiumSeptember 26-27, 2022Seattle, WA, USASLAS 2022 Bio Entrepreneurship Symposium27-28 October 2022Brussels, BelgiumSLAS2023 International Conference and ExhibitionFebruary 25 - March 1, 2023San Diego, CA, USASLAS Europe 2023 Conference and Exhibition23-26 May 2023Brussels, Belgium
Organ-on-Chip Technology | Innovative New Technology with Daniel Levner, Ph.D.
Sep 12 2022
Organ-on-Chip Technology | Innovative New Technology with Daniel Levner, Ph.D.
Daniel Levner, Ph.D.,  joins Hannah to discuss Organ-chip technology from Emulate. Levner explains the "origin story" of organ-on-chip technology, the research applications and how this evolving technology can emulate human biology. Also, Levner shares what the future holds for this technology and how it will allow researchers to develop new solutions.  To learn more about Emulate, visit: Daniel Levner, Ph.D.:Levner is the Chief Technology Officer at Emulate. He joined the Emulate founding team during his role as a Senior Staff Scientist with the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. There, he led the advanced engineering team responsible for developing the Emulate Organ-Chips platform and played a key leadership role formulating innovative approaches for bridging biologists, engineers and business stakeholders. Levner received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University as well as an MS in aeronautics and astronautics, also from Stanford. He has authored numerous publications and more than 70 issued and pending US patents.Stay connected with SLAS:Online at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLAS:SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.Upcoming SLAS Events:SLAS 2022 Americas Sample Management SymposiumSeptember 15-16, 2022La Jolla, CA, USASLAS 2022 AI Data Pipelines for Life Sciences SymposiumSeptember 26-27, 2022Seattle, WA, USASLAS 2022 Bio Entrepreneurship Symposium27-28 October 2022Brussels, BelgiumSLAS2023 International Conference and ExhibitionFebruary 25 - March 1, 2023San Diego, CA, USASLAS Europe 2023 Conference and Exhibition23-26 May 2023Brussels, Belgium
Compound Management Made Easy with Jean Marois and Chatura Jayakody (Sponsored by Scigilian)
Aug 29 2022
Compound Management Made Easy with Jean Marois and Chatura Jayakody (Sponsored by Scigilian)
In this special episode, CEO Jean Marois, and Vice President, Product and Strategy Chatura Jayakody, of Scigilian join Hannah for a discussion on Scigilian's compound management products that are designed to help customers with tracking inventory globally (Store) and assist with requesting samples for studies (Request). We also get an inside look at Scigilian's other complimentary products: Analyze and Visualize. Catch Scigilian and their software on display at the upcoming  SLAS 2022 Americas Sample Management Symposium! About Scigilian:Scigilian is a leading life science solutions provider specializing in solutions that address the collaboration challenges of a distributed lab research environment. Scigilian enables life science organizations to accelerate their discovery efforts and optimize their lab operations by providing solutions that orchestrate and streamline their internal and external workflows. From managing sample inventory to performing sample logistics, scheduling assays to analyzing and viewing results, Scigilian's Discovery Platform’s powerful life science solutions are carefully designed to meet the software technology needs of pharmaceutical, biotech and scientific research organizations of today and tomorrow.Stay connected with SLAS:Online at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLAS:SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.Upcoming SLAS Events:SLAS 2022 Americas Sample Management SymposiumSeptember 15-16, 2022La Jolla, CA, USASLAS 2022 AI Data Pipelines for Life Sciences SymposiumSeptember 26-27, 2022Seattle, WA, USASLAS 2022 Bio Entrepreneurship Symposium27-28 October 2022Brussels, BelgiumSLAS2023 International Conference and ExhibitionFebruary 25 - March 1, 2023San Diego, CA, USASLAS Europe 2023 Conference and Exhibition23-26 May 2023Brussels, Belgium
3D Bioprinting – Accelerating Drug Discovery with Andrew Ridley, Ph.D.
Aug 22 2022
3D Bioprinting – Accelerating Drug Discovery with Andrew Ridley, Ph.D.
Andrew Ridley, Ph.D., joins Hannah to discuss Cellink's achievement in winning the New Product Award at SLAS Europe 2022. Ridley explains what 3D bioprinting is and how BIO CELLX, the innovative biodispenser from Cellink, is shaping the future of drug discovery and tissue engineering. Also, Ridley shares a glimpse into what Cellink has in store for future products and how Cellink can provide to anyone wanting to use their technology without any tissue engineering experience.  To learn more about Cellink, visit: Andrew Ridley, Ph.D.:Ridley is an experienced Product Manager/Sales Director with a Ph.D. focused in Molecular and Cellular Biology and has a history of working in the biotechnology industry. Skilled in molecular/cell biology with a focus on cutting-edge technologies including microfluidics and 3D bioprinting.Stay connected with SLAS:Online at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLAS:SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.Upcoming SLAS Events:SLAS 2022 Americas Sample Management SymposiumSeptember 15-16, 2022La Jolla, CA, USASLAS 2022 AI Data Pipelines for Life Sciences SymposiumSeptember 26-27, 2022Seattle, WA, USASLAS 2022 Bio Entrepreneurship Symposium27-28 October 2022Brussels, BelgiumSLAS2023 International Conference and ExhibitionFebruary 25 - March 1, 2023San Diego, CA, USASLAS Europe 2023 Conference and Exhibition23-26 May 2023Brussels, Belgium
Accidental Discoveries - Digital Magnetic Cell Sorting Technology with Coleman Murray, Ph.D.
Aug 15 2022
Accidental Discoveries - Digital Magnetic Cell Sorting Technology with Coleman Murray, Ph.D.
We're joined by Ferrologix Inc.'s Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Coleman Murray, Ph.D., to talk about the company's digital magnetic cell sorting technology (DMS).  Murray provides background on DMS by comparing it to traditional magnetic cell sorting and the applications of DMS. Similar to the discovery of penicillin and the microwave, hear how an accidental discovery became Murray's thesis and eventually led to a start-up company.Want to try out this innovative DMS technology from Ferrologix? Visit their website to learn about their beta testing program and schedule a demo! About Coleman Murray, Ph.D.:Murray serves as the chief operating officer and co-founder of Ferrologix Inc. He has a background in lab automation and applying microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) to healthcare products. He received his Ph.D. in 2015 under the mentorship of Professor Dino Di Carlo where he developed the ratcheting cytometry platform which formed Ferrologix's core technology. Aside from his role at Ferrologix, Murray is a current member of the SLAS board of directors where he assists with the planning and development of the society. Stay connected with SLAS:Online at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLAS:SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.Upcoming SLAS Events:SLAS 2022 Americas Sample Management SymposiumSeptember 15-16, 2022La Jolla, CA, USASLAS 2022 AI Data Pipelines for Life Sciences SymposiumSeptember 26-27, 2022Seattle, WA, USASLAS 2022 Bio Entrepreneurship Symposium27-28 October 2022Brussels, BelgiumSLAS2023 International Conference and ExhibitionFebruary 25 - March 1, 2023San Diego, CA, USASLAS Europe 2023 Conference and Exhibition23-26 May 2023Brussels, Belgium
"What Next?" Disease - Career Trajectories with Mahrukh Banday, Ph.D.
Aug 8 2022
"What Next?" Disease - Career Trajectories with Mahrukh Banday, Ph.D.
Mahrukh Banday, Ph.D., is the current vice president of product and marketing at Curiox, but did you know she also was a surgical neurophysiologist? You might be asking, "How is that possible?"Banday is a lifelong believer in being able to pursue any career path as long as you're willing to learn.  Banday shares her incredible story of leaving India to come to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, the nerves of being in the operating room for the first time to dealing with what she refers to as the "What Next?" disease. If you are hesitant about taking the first step in pursuing what you've always wanted to do, then this episode is for you!About Mahrukh Banday, Ph.D.:Mahrukh Banday, Ph.D., is an accomplished life sciences marketing leader with 10+ years of commercial experience. Banday first obtained a DVM from Kerala Veterinary University, KAU followed by an M.S. in microbiology, immunology, & pathology from Punjab Veterinary University and finally a Ph.D. in molecular genetics - genomics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.Stay connected with SLAS:Online at www.slas.orgFacebookTwitter @SLAS_OrgLinkedInInstagram @slas_orgYouTubeAbout SLAS:SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.Upcoming SLAS Events:SLAS 2022 Americas Sample Management SymposiumSeptember 15-16, 2022La Jolla, CA, USASLAS 2022 AI Data Pipelines for Life Sciences SymposiumSeptember 26-27, 2022Seattle, WA, USASLAS 2022 Bio Entrepreneurship Symposium27-28 October 2022Brussels, BelgiumSLAS2023 International Conference and ExhibitionFebruary 25 - March 1, 2023San Diego, CA, USASLAS Europe 2023 Conference and Exhibition23-26 May 2023Brussels, Belgium
An Exploration in Cell Imaging and Photonic Innovation with Roland Terborg, Ph.D.
Aug 1 2022
An Exploration in Cell Imaging and Photonic Innovation with Roland Terborg, Ph.D.
Roland Terborg, Ph.D., Shinephi, joins Hannah to discuss Shinephi's achievement in winning the SLAS Ignite Award at SLAS Europe 2022. Terborg explains the early career path that led him to the research he conducts today at Shinephi in live-cell imaging. He also shares his experience at SLAS Europe 2022 and why the conference is an excellent opportunity for newer companies to participate in and attend. If you have the entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for research, then you'll benefit from the tips that Terborg shares for scientists who want to take their research beyond academia.  To learn more about Shinephi, visit: Roland Terborg, Ph.D.:Roland A. Terborg, Ph.D., obtained his degree in Physics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) studying photonics at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO). Terborg's research areas include structured light beams, holography and biosensing. Dr. Terborg is a person driven by his motivation to bring solutions to society that will have a positive impact. He is currently working as an entrepreneur at the ICFO Launchpad, coordinating a scientific research team and carrying out the business development of a spin-off project in the Life-Science sector. About SLAS:SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.
The State of What Is - A Lesson in Mass Spectrometry with Michelle Dubuke, Ph.D.
Jul 18 2022
The State of What Is - A Lesson in Mass Spectrometry with Michelle Dubuke, Ph.D.
We're joined by Mass Spectrometry (Mass Spec) expert, Michelle Dubuke, Ph.D.,  to learn all about mass spec! From learning the practical applications of mass spec to how researchers are using the tool to discover new insight into biological aging and cancer development, Dubuke breaks it all down to showcase how expansive mass spec is.About Michelle Dubuke:Michelle Dubuke is currently the Manager, Field Application Scientist at Seer. Dubuke is a mass spectrometrist and protein biochemist focused on translational Precision Medicine workflows. Her previous experience was in varied areas of mass spectrometry, including small molecule LC-MS/MS, targeted and untargeted proteomics, DESI imaging, and intact protein analysis in an academic core facility. She has an established publication record in protein biochemistry, bottom-up proteomics, and targeted metabolomics. About SLAS:SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.
It's in the Air - Fellowship Follow-Up with Ulri Lee, Ph.D.
Jul 4 2022
It's in the Air - Fellowship Follow-Up with Ulri Lee, Ph.D.
Previous SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant 2020 award winner, Ulri Lee, Ph.D., returns to the podcast after recently successfully defending her doctoral thesis. In a follow up discussion, Ulri provides Hannah insight on her research in air sampling, how the COVID-19 virus influenced her research, and how the SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant helped  advance Ulri's air sampling device.Join us as we learn more about air sampling and microdroplets, and what her post-doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology entails!The SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant provides direct support to outstanding students pursuing graduate degrees related to life sciences R&D. This program helps to realize a fundamental tenet of SLAS’s mission: to advance the fields of laboratory science and technology by nurturing the next generation of professional scientists. For more information on SLAS awards and grants, visit (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.
Scaling Up, Up and Away - Fellowship Follow-Up with David McIntyre
Jun 27 2022
Scaling Up, Up and Away - Fellowship Follow-Up with David McIntyre
We've brought our SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant 2021 winner, David McIntyre, from Boston University, back to the New Matter Podcast for a follow-up discussion. David provides an update on his research with automating the design of microfluidics through rapid prototyping and machine learning for use in screening synthetic biological systems. We learn what interested him in microfluidic research, the uses cases for his systems and why David wants to work for a start-up in biotech. The SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant provides direct support to outstanding students pursuing graduate degrees related to life sciences R&D. This program helps to realize a fundamental tenet of SLAS’s mission: to advance the fields of laboratory science and technology by nurturing the next generation of professional scientists. For more information on SLAS awards and grants, visit (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.
Adapting in Discovery - Fellowship Follow-Up with Carine Nemr, Ph.D.
Jun 20 2022
Adapting in Discovery - Fellowship Follow-Up with Carine Nemr, Ph.D.
We're joined by SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant 2019 winner, Carine Nemr, Ph.D., to see what's new since her first appearance on the New Matter Podcast. Carine walks us through her research funded by the SLAS grant in developing miniaturized diagnostic tools for the rapid diagnosis of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. She also shares an experience during her research that stresses the importance of not to follow a "linear path," but to adapt your research to achieve scientific discovery.The SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant provides direct support to outstanding students pursuing graduate degrees related to life sciences R&D. This program helps to realize a fundamental tenet of SLAS’s mission: to advance the fields of laboratory science and technology by nurturing the next generation of professional scientists. For more information on SLAS awards and grants, visit (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.  For more information about SLAS, visit www.slas.org.SLAS publishes two peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology. For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications.