In search of a caption: what are they doing?

About Steve Caplan

I am a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska where I mentor a group of students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers working on endocytic protein trafficking. My first lablit novel, "Matter Over Mind," is about a biomedical researcher seeking tenure and struggling to overcome the consequences of growing up with a parent suffering from bipolar disorder. Lablit novel #2, "Welcome Home, Sir," published by Anaphora Literary Press, deals with a hypochondriac principal investigator whose service in the army and post-traumatic stress disorder actually prepare him well for academic, but not personal success. Novel #3, "A Degree of Betrayal," is an academic murder mystery. "Saving One" is my most recent novel set at the National Institutes of Health. Now IN PRESS: Today's Curiosity is Tomorrow's Cure: The Case for Basic Biomedical Research (CRC PRESS, 2021). All views expressed are my own, of course--after all, I hate advertising.
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14 Responses to In search of a caption: what are they doing?

  1. cromercrox says:

    Entertainments at which we have never assisted; “tickling the trout” at the Max Planck Institute for Genetically Modified Fish

  2. TheGrinch says:

    Pushing in a lab rat who is trying to escape.

  3. Steve Caplan says:

    Actually, they were playing roulette with the centrifuge…

  4. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Clearly you employ a hands-on supervisory style

    • Steve Caplan says:

      Absolutely-I only took my own hands out in order to take the photo!
      BTW-image posted with explicit permission from the students–no exploitation….

  5. KristiV says:

    “I told you the microfuge wouldn’t work as a merry-go-round to entertain baby mice!”

  6. M@ says:

    Although never aloud to directly observe Schrodinger’s cat, the scientists are permitted to give it a gentle stroke every Christmas.

  7. Mahak says:

    Peer pressure taking it’s toll..

  8. Steve Caplan says:

    How about: “Too many cooks spoil the (LB) broth”?

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