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Brendan Collins is currently a Scientific Support Specialist at Abcam in Cambridge, MA, where he has been working for the past two years. He has helped many customers troubleshoot and improve the performance of IHC experiments.
Brendan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2009 from Boston College. He then went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Biology from Northeastern University in 2012, Brendan was studying as a PhD candidate in Dr. Fred Davis’ circadian rhythms lab, where he performed stereotaxic mouse brain surgeries and neural tissue transplantation. He performed many mouse perfusions and immunohistochemistry on free floating brain sections as well.
Tom Ruyle joined Abcam’s Scientific Support team in 2006 to help customers choose and work with antibodies for immunohistochemistry and other applications.
Tom received a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts while studying markers of leukocyte differentiation in Dr. Eric Martz’s lab. Over several years in the biotech industry, Tom has applied histology and IHC techniques while researching protein replacement and gene therapies for lysosomal storage disorders.
Before moving back to Massachusetts to join Abcam, Tom worked with Dr. Thomas Lee at Columbia University, where he investigated the signaling pathways implicated in ischemia reperfusion injury.