Tuesday, January 25, 2011

OMG science people can be cool too!!!

Recently our wonderful PI, Amy MacQueen, (cautiously) emailed us this FANTASTIC video which is parody of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance", entitled "Bad Project".


Yes, I know, it's amazing.
According to examiner.com the Zheng Lab is part of the Pathology and Immunology department at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas. The school is one of the only private medical schools in the greater southwest and was ranked in the top 25 schools of 2011 in the "US News & World Report".
(This is the specific link: http://www.examiner.com/dance-in-los-angeles/lady-gaga-science-geeks-parody-bad-romance-video)

According to their website, the Zheng lab is:

"studying the molecular and cellular bases for the fundamental properties of an effective immune response, such as specificity, affinity, and memory using the techniques of cell and molecular biology, and in vitro and in vivo models of immune responses.

Also, we are applying similar approaches to understand the pathology of aging and autoimmune diseases."

Their current projects focuses on antigen driven lymphocyte differentiation, Germinal center biology, Immunosenescence and Autoimmunity.


According to the first site, the woman who is impersonating Lady Gaga is Mary Wiese, and soo of course I tried to find a paper written by her and the lab. And I did! I have included a link to the one that I found below. I will share more if I find more.

Anyway, I know this post mostly consisted of information from other websites (that I'm sure you all have already seen) but I thought it would be a good opportunity to come back to one of the original intentions of the blog which was to talk about the people involved in science today and even touch upon aspects of science culture when given the opportunity.
Scientists can be witty and creative in ways that people don't always expect!

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