Lia M Caldwell

I have been a laboratory technician for the past 10 years in Tucson, Arizona and have a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Communications for Technical Writing. Much of my tangible experience has been in the Anatomical Pathology laboratory for Northwest Hospital in Tucson. After approximately five years at Northwest, I transferred to Oro Valley Hospital where I managed the Anatomical histopathology laboratory for three years. I left Oro Valley Hospital to pursue a position in a laboratory working for a cancer diagnostic research firm where I now work on the development of diagnostic biomarkers. I am deeply interested and motivated by discoveries made in science and technology and how they affect our daily lives.

I am involved in philanthropy within the Tucson community through participation in fundraisers and on committee boards for such events as Couture for Cancer and Shop Your Girlfriend’s Closet benefitting Voices for Education. I am essentially interested in anything in the arts and sciences that may better humanity.

Joined since November 11, 2011

Cancer Treatment

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

A New Hope


Cancer Treatment

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

More Harm than Good?


Why Are Women a Rare Breed in Science?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

I have my theories. But, before I delve into the social pathology of women in the working world, (more…)

WISE Women in Math and Sciences

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012


As a woman in the field of biotechnology, I am blessed to see the contributions of some highly intelligent and successful women. (more…)

Don’t Mistake “Bath Salts” for bath salts

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The term “bath salts” no longer refers to something that will keep you clean. Apparently, a new street drug dons the same term as the relaxing salts one might bathe in. (more…)

Radioactive Fish Found in Pacific Brings Us a Great Lesson

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Nothing has been touted as better for your health than the Omega 3 fatty acids derived from eating fish and seafood – until now. (more…)

How Technology Can Bring Humanity Together

Monday, May 21st, 2012

First and foremost, technology is the device of man. It is the fruits of humanity’s imagination ingenuity, and labor. Thus, as Albert Einstein so eloquently put it, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. Yet, (more…)

All the Buzz About the Bees

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Around 2006 there was a noticeable decline in the population of the honey bee, enough so that it began to draw international attention. And understandably, (more…)

What the Frack is Hydrofracking?

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Natural gas is considered clean energy, but further examination of the process in which it is obtained may suggest otherwise. (more…)

Do You Hulu?

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Streaming technologies that allow you to view online entertainment directly to your television are changing the way we watch entertainment. (more…)

Music Apps – The New Social Media

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Spotify or Rdio
With the conclusion of the Grammy’s earlier this month, I am reminded of how I used to shop for music. (more…)

Creation at the Hands of Man – Are We as Good as God?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012


First of all, in order to delve into this profound topic, one must ask themselves “Do I believe in God?” And even then, the term God is capricious because it seems so limiting, trying to define a supreme entity far beyond our comprehension. (more…)

Is Geoengineering the Solution to Global Warming?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Geoengineering is a vague term that can describe an assorted variety of methods. Lately, scientists have been seriously considering extreme measures to mitigate the impending doom of global warming. (more…)

Ovarian Cancer – The Silent Killer

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Ovarian Cancer is known as “The Silent Killer” because it is usually detected in late stages when the prognosis is much worse for the patient. (more…)

The Toxicity of Plastic Cities

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Plastic was once touted as being the more environmentally friendly alternative to such practices as paper bags that kill trees or using ivory or tortoise shells for storage, endangering animal species to the brink of extinction. (more…)

The Irony of the Stem Cell Debate

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Stem cell research remains to be an antagonistic topic inciting debate over its morality and ethics. (more…)

Are Biofuels Our Hope For the Future?

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

It is undeniable that we need to globally transition our fuel resources from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. However, (more…)

The Impact of Global Warming and What We Can Do to Reduce It

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

It has been established by compelling scientific data that the earth’s temperature is rising, (more…)

Global Warming by Any Other Name…

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

With the conclusion of the recent climate talks in Durban, South Africa, the importance of the general public accepting global warming as a reality is of the essence. (more…)

Human Breast Milk from Cows not Moms

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Perhaps it’s because my own mother only breast-fed me for two weeks before she had to go back to work, (more…)

Sustainable Alternatives to GMO Products

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Genetically Modified Organisms, also known as GMOs, have become an established threat to our health, environment and the economic security of our community. (more…)

GMOs Cause More Problems than Solutions

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

As advances are made in science and biotechnology, the more the human race begins to dabble in an arena that should solely belong to Mother Nature by developing genetically engineered food. (more…)

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