Monthly Archives: August 2011

How Does One Capture a Phage?

Phage are everywhere —- some estimate that they constitute the greatest biomass on Earth.  Although ubiquitous, you must expend some effort to isolate one.  How does one capture a phage?  This summer, while I was at Janelia Farm, the research … Continue reading

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Dr. Fisher was a phage hunter

What’s a road trip without phage hunting? When my friend Jen moved to California in 2005, I drove with her as far as Las Vegas before returning to my graduate work at UNC Chapel Hill. Along the way, we took … Continue reading

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What’s this all about?

The Hopkins Phage Hunters lab is the JHU version of a project lab sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through their Science Education Alliance.  HHMI provides training for instructors and teaching assistants, as well as support (material and moral) … Continue reading

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