Keller Lab Links

last edited June 2014
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How We Perform Biophysical Techniques & Wrangle Data

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 and Where to Buy/Build Stuff & Learn about Lipids


  • Nikon's Microscopy U
  • 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.

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 Westlake Station. (Buy a ticket before boarding.)
  • From Westlake Station, board a northbound UW express bus (#71/72/73, or the #74 if it says "Univ Express"). The fare is $2.50 (as of 2014). You will be on the same side of the platform as trains coming from the airport. 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.
  • Walk to Bagley Hall, 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 We (Attempt to) Stay Sane

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