Cell Culture is a science blog focused on two different but connected parts of science: (1) The findings (the stuff that gets published in scientific journals and sometimes mainstream media) and (2) oft-forgotten people behind the research, graduate students, the culture they live in, and the issues they face.

On the research side of things, I’m particularly interested in microbiology and infectious disease. As such, this blog will focus on that, but I’ll try to cover other topics of interest as well. I’ll also try to bring more light to basic research – the work that forms the foundation of applied research.

I’ll also post about issues that graduate students can face through their training. Graduate school can be difficult, but it can also be wonderful. I’ll draw on my own experiences, and hopefully provide some food for thought.


About the author:

Ryan Buensuceso is a Biochemistry PhD candidate at McMaster University in Canada. He has an MSc in Microbiology and Immunology from The University of Western Ontario, and a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University. From 2014-2016, he served as the National Graduate Student Representative for the Canadian Society of Microbiology.

Besides science, he is also an avid Ultimate Frisbee player, representing McMaster University from 2012-2015, and board game enthusiast.