Keller Lab Links

last edited (haphazardly) 2016
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How to Attend Group Meetings

  • Location: CHB239 Tuesdays 2:00-3:30pm
  • How to propose to change the group meeting time/place:
    1) Ask a secretary if a conference room is available at your time (in order of preference: CHB239, 339, 439, BAG319)
    2) Set up a 5-day chart at with the times that you and the rooms are available.
    3) E-mail amphiphiliphiles - ask them to enter their schedules. Send reminders. Verify that you can still book the room.
    4) Inform everyone of the change. Send reminders before the meeting to help old dogs learn new tricks.

How to Buy/Build Things & Learn about Membrane Biophysics

How to Use and Maintain Microscopes

  • START HERE: Nikon's Microscopy U
  • TECHNIQUE: Procedure for changing lamp in Nikon microscope (.pdf)
  • TECHNIQUE: At the end of the travel on the fine focus knob? Back up and use coarse focus, then fine again. New lab members commonly ruin the fine focus by overtwisting. For example, if the lubrication inside is too old, then the fine focus will act as if it is fused with the coarse focus.
  • TECHNIQUE: Micromanager, a free ImageJ plug-in to control microscope cameras
  • TECHNIQUE: Many of our lenses have correction collars. Adjusting them properly for the cover slip you use makes a big difference.
  • TECHNIQUE:Is the lens stuck? Use a rubber strap wrench, not a metal wrench.
  • BUY: Lubricate microscopes with "Nyoil II" to lubricate microscopes
  • BUY: "Packing oil" to lubricate microscope adjusting screws, because it stays in place.
  • BUY: "Sparkle" glass cleaner to clean lenses and objectives (any department store), or "Formula MD" lens cleaner. Ethanol/isopropanol may eventually dissolve the glue holding the lens in place.
  • BUY: Photodiode light sources: Jan Strelow recommends Chris Baumann at 89 North or perhaps AMG (advanced microscopy group)
  • BUY: Filter cubes. Jan Strelow recommends Chroma, inform that have older metal cubes in which filters have problems and want new hard coats.

How to Complete Yearly IDP Forms

User Facilities and Makerspaces

  • UW Makerspace (appears to be free except for consumables)
  • Metrix Maker Space on Capitol Hill - electronics, laser cutter, 3D printer, sewing machine, classes... and coffee! Membership and walk-ins.
  • UW Analyltical Biopharmacy Core with ultracentrifuge, DSC, ITC, SPR, viscometer, etc. Apply for matching funds up to $5K/lab.

Data Management, Statistics, Computing, and Programs

Other Links for Keeping the Keller Lab Functioning

Conferences / Travel / Posters / Talks

How to Write & Publish a Paper or Dissertation / How to Search for & Reference Literature

How to Maintain Lab Safety

How to Get Lab Ethics Training

Mass Transit to/from Our Lab

  • From Seatac aiport, take light rail to the University of Washington Station. (Buy a ticket before boarding.)
  • From Downtown, enter the "bus tunnel", for example at Westlake Station, and board a either the light rail or a northbound UW express bus (#71/72/73, or the #74 if it says "Univ Express"). Bus fare is $2.75 (as of 2016). Sit near the driver if you need to ask directions or questions. Your closest stop to the university will probably be your 2nd opportunity to depart is after crossing a freeway bridge over water. Ask the driver.
  • From anywhere else, use the King County Metro Trip Planner by entering "University of Washington" into the "To" or "From" field.
  • Walk to Bagley Hall, found on this map, next to Drumheller Fountain.
  • One Bus Away coordinates for Bagley Hall.

How to Get Yourself a Fellowship, Job, Grant, Plan, Mentor, Career

  • See the Keller Lab Mentoring Site Here.

How to Reduce Stress

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