Category: Lizards in the Lab

July 28 2016

In the Lizard Lab, we all devote time every week to taking care of the lizards in the lab. Everyone shares this responsibility. (In fact, we even have a lab calendar to remind us whose turn it is to do[…]

July 25 2016

Hey everyone! My name is Adam, and I’ve worked in the Lizard Lab for just over a year. Most of the time,  the students in the lab work on our own research projects, but last week our lab had a[…]

July 11 2016

Hey everybody –  it’s Miguel again! A few weeks ago, I told you about how we cut pieces of brain and muscle tissue into tiny pieces, and then put them on microscope slides (click here to read that post). The next step[…]

June 13 2016

Have you ever wondered how scientists are able to look at cells under a microscope? One way is to use a special machine called a cryostat, which cuts pieces of brain or muscle into super-thin slices. (Jake recently wrote a post[…]

August 18 2014

Hi! My name is Brittney, and I am the new lab technician here in the Johnson lab. I did not have much experience with lizards before I came here, but I am learning a lot about them now. One job[…]

March 27 2014

Hi! My name is Lauren and I study biology and environmental studies at Trinity University. One of my favorite ways to learn about biology and the environment is by studying lizards with Dr. Johnson in her lab! In the lab,[…]

November 25 2013

Hi, my name is McKenzie and I am in my third year at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. I have spent the last two summers working with lizards and I would like to tell you about a cool project[…]