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Outside the Lab Profession, Training and education, Microbiology and immunology, Pathologists’ assistants

New Year, New Us

Welcome to the first month of The Pathologist’s special series on infectious disease! This is a brand-new undertaking for us and one we hope will be both informative and enjoyable. What is a “special series?” The idea is to highlight an interesting, educational, or simply under-appreciated area of pathology and laboratory medicine through a number of articles – but, instead of one dedicated issue, we’re spreading those articles across several months and several events to inspire input from you: our readers.

So what’s in store for you over the next few issues? You can expect to see cases that will test your diagnostic strengths… opinions that will inform your approach to microbiological investigations… tips and tricks that you can apply in the laboratory... and maybe even a few articles that will change the way you think about infectious disease!

Nominations are unlimited – so please don’t hesitate to recognize everyone you feel deserves a spot on The Power List!

But that’s not the only thing we’re kicking off with our March issue. Nominations for our 2020 Power List are now officially open! And, this year, we’ve brought you an additional twist: instead of simply nominating individuals you think deserve to be in the “who’s who” of the laboratory, we’ve introduced four categories: The Social Network (for social media influencers), A Solid Foundation (for educators and mentors), Lab Heroes (for non-pathologist laboratory medicine professionals), and Big Breakthroughs (for those responsible for techniques, technologies, and advances that have changed their fields). Nominations are unlimited – so please don’t hesitate to recognize everyone you feel deserves a spot on The Power List!

We hope these will be the first of many intriguing new developments over the year, but there’s one thing I want to emphasize: this is your magazine. This is a platform to make your voice heard.

Would you like to make a contribution to our infectious disease series? Email [email protected] and we’ll be pleased to work with you. Would you like to nominate someone for the Power List? You can find the form at Or would you like to suggest something totally new? Get in touch with us – your ideas, interests, and advice are always welcome!

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About the Author
Michael Schubert

While obtaining degrees in biology from the University of Alberta and biochemistry from Penn State College of Medicine, I worked as a freelance science and medical writer. I was able to hone my skills in research, presentation and scientific writing by assembling grants and journal articles, speaking at international conferences, and consulting on topics ranging from medical education to comic book science. As much as I’ve enjoyed designing new bacteria and plausible superheroes, though, I’m more pleased than ever to be at Texere, using my writing and editing skills to create great content for a professional audience.

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