Author Archives: smazzeo

December 15

Zebra Fish, Sleeping Beauty Transposition, CARs and microRNA Sponges, Oh My!

What on earth could these words be describing? When listed out, it is almost impossible to believe that they are used in the same conference. Is it a Zebra or a Fish or some Frankenstein amalgamation of the two? Turns out the zebrafish is a type of tropical fish that serves the dual purpose of […]

November 14

You have heard of Speed Dating, well, this is Speed Science!

As part of my volunteering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, I was invited to a Research Summit. Whereby 41 recipients of ALSF grants were invited to attend a 2 day conference. One of the more innovative approaches to this conference was that each researcher/investigator had 3 minutes to present their research. The audience (other ALSF […]

November 01


The very thought of writing a blog had me procrastinating and, oddly, at a loss of words. What should I write about? Every idea that popped into my head I had questioned into oblivion. Is it blog worthy? Would someone want to read this? What should be in a blog?, etc. Then, over dinner with […]

June 11

My First Blog

Hello All- Just a quick note to let you all know that I am Very Excited to start my PULSE assignment with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation ( They are based in the greater Philadelphia area; but have a national focus and raise money for pediatric cancer research. I will be helping them to understand a little […]