Cycle: “Good practices and reproducibility in the use of fluorescence microscopy”
Rita Strack, PhD
(Scientific Editor – Nature Methods).
Rita Strack obtained her Ph.D Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Chicago. While there she worked with Benjamin Glick and Robert Keenan to engineer improved variants of the red fluorescent protem DsRed and also studied the chemical mechonism of chromophore formation DsRed. She continued her research as a postdoctoral fellow in Samie laffrey’s laboratory at Weill Comell Medical College, where she developed fluorescent reporters for live-cell imaging of RNA such as Spiach2. She handles imaging, microscopy and probes along with protein and RNA biochemistry content for the journal. Rita joined Nature Methods in November 2014.