August 28, 2018
Breanna Symmes, Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Colorado, Denver
While working on Parkinson’s disease, Dr. Symmes reprogrammed fibroblasts to dopamine neurons. The cellular reprogramming process requires FGF-basic for the stem cell culture. Dr. Symmes is proud to be a Shenandoah customer and says, "Shenandoah's human FGF-basic was by FAR the most affordable option with sufficient validation and reliability to use in my experiments."
February 14, 2017
Michaela Hatch, Lab Manager
University of California, Irvine
Michaela was introduced to Shenandoah at a vendor show where she was convinced to give our recombinant proteins a try through the test-drive promotion. The lab initially started out using VEGF-165, but has since added SDF-1 alpha, FGF-basic, VEGF-121, and TGF-beta 1 to their list. They use these factors to culture endothelial and fibroblast cells in preparation for in vitro angiogenesis assays, and also for in vivo Matrigel plug assays. Why does the lab continue to choose Shenandoah? “Shenandoah offers high quality proteins with unbeatable prices, a friendly customer service and sales team that goes beyond basic assistance. Their animal-free recombinant proteins are important in our goal of keeping close to human physiology.” Since Michaela is soooo nice and is located on a beautiful campus, Shenandoah is looking forward to visit again soon!
September 14, 2016
Jason Ashley, PhD, Assistant Professor
Eastern Washington University
As a postdoc in the Ahn Lab, Dr. Ashley stopped by Shenandoah's table at a vendor show on U Penn's campus. He gave Shenandoah's RANK Ligand a try in his osteoclast differentiation assay and had immediate success. Since then, he has been coming back to Shenandoah for RANK Ligand because, "The RANK Ligand activity is both robust and consistent, and no other supplier can match their value in terms of price and quality". Dr. Ashley has since published with Shenandoah's RANK Ligand and has taken advantage of our Publication Credit with his paper in the Journal of Cell Biochemistry, "Notch Signaling Promotes Osteoclast Maturation and Resorptive Activity". Congratulations on all of your success Dr. Ashley.
June 9, 2016
William (Beau) Carson, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Dr. Carson has been a long time customer of Shenandoah’s. We first converted his lab after a meeting at the Autumn Immunology Conference in Chicago. Since then, he has purchased a variety of cytokines including, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-12, IL-13, and IFN-ɣ for immune cell activation in vitro. He keeps coming back to Shenandoah for his cytokines because, "Shenandoah proteins are of excellent quality, and provide robust, reproducible results in our experiments. Coupled with their competitive pricing, and their excellent customer service, Shenandoah provides values that are unmatched by other vendors." Thanks Dr. Carson.
April 5, 2016
James He, Associate Research Scientist
New York University
James He uses human M-CSF and RANK-Ligand in his bone biology research. He learned about Shenandoah at a NYU vendor show and chooses Shenandoah because of "very reasonable pricing with great promotions. The proteins are terrific for my experiments and the most important part of our experience is their helpful customer service." James likes Shenandoah's products so much that he is spreading the word to other labs and recommending our products to collaborators!
April 1, 2016
R. John Lye, Research Scientist/Lab Manager
University of Virginia, Annex Lab
John Lye discovered Shenandoah Biotechnology through a simple Google search and uses a variety of Shenandoah's interleukins and growth factors (IL-21, TNF-alpha, VEGF-165, IFN-gamma, MCP-1, TGF-beta 3, etc.) to study peripheral artery disease in a mouse model. He says that he originally became a Shenandoah customer "because of price, but has continued to purchase because of quality. They are great people to work with as well."