Dr. Fisher was a phage hunter

Collecting samples in Arizona in March 2005

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 several soil samples and sent them back to the University of Pittsburgh to be processed by direct plating. Unfortunately, no phage were recovered from these samples. Any idea why these samples were not good sources of mycobacteriophage?


About emilyjanefisher

Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University currently teaching biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, and the phage hunters lab. I grew up in Palo Alto, California, went to school at UC Santa Cruz (home of the banana slugs--our school mascot and state mollusk), and got my PhD from UNC Chapel Hill.
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