SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2005! Wissam Abou-Alaiwi, University of Toledo Diaa Al-Abed, The University of Toledo Magnolia Ariza-Nieto, University of Arkansas Marina Ayrapetov, University of Rhode Island Tia Baker, Tennyson High School Rosario Baltazar, Insituto de Ecologia, A.C. Sean Bertain, Verdia Inc. Neelima Bhargava, Nanoscience Technology Center Monica Britton, University of California, Davis Ilona Bruggeman, Keygene N.V. Roxana Cabos, University of Hawaii at Manoa Judith Campbell-Washington, Wyle Life Sciences Rebecca Cebula, UCSF Sharmila Chattopadhyay, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology Grace Chen, USDA, ARS Raymond Chui, Xenon Genetics, Inc. Jason Cook, University of Wisconsin Karelyn Cruz Audrey...Read More
Month: March 2005
Dear Colleagues, January is the time for New Year’s resolutions to become commitments reflecting on life’s priorities and making changes in what we do. One of my resolutions is to work harder to pass on a vibrant and flourishing Society to the next generation of scientists by spending more energy for SIVB. My rationale is simply that a non-profit, professional society is critical for helping to steer our science on the course to serve, not only some of our own interests, but more importantly all of humankind. I’d like to ask each of you to join me in being...Read More
Cell Line Cross-contamination HeLa was the first human cell line established (1952), and became one of the most frequently used lines due to its hardiness and rapid growth rate. During the next two decades, the development of other human cell lines mushroomed. One reason for this became apparent during the 1970s, when it was demonstrated that many of these cell lines had been overgrown and replaced by fast growing HeLa cells inadvertently introduced into the original cultures. Although the discovery of these “HeLa contaminants” prompted immediate alarm, how aware are cell culturists today of the threat of cell line...Read More
Walter Nelson-Rees wins Lifetime Achievement Award The highest honor given by the Society for In Vitro Biology is the Lifetime Achievement Award. It is presented to scientists who are considered pioneers or highly influential researchers to the science and art of cell culture. They are men and women who have devoted their careers to exemplary research and/or teaching. The recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are selected by vote of the Board of Directors from a list of nominations received and recommendation by the Awards Chair. Eugene Elmore was the chairperson for 2004. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented...Read More
The In Vitro Report accepts submissions from members or interested scientists. Submissions must include author’s name, address, phone, or other number where you can be reached. For additional information regarding submissions to In Vitro Report, contact Sylvia A. Mitchell or Michael J. Fay, Editors-in-Chief, by phone or email or contact the SIVB office.