Monthly Archives: October 2011

Phage or not a Phage…That is the Question!

Walking across the beach on campus I could clearly see straight ahead of me just what I was looking for.  It sat poised, ready to join me on a epic journey whose end was unknown.  Step by step I got closer … Continue reading

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Phages, phages and more phages!

by Bettina Wunderlich Phages, phages, phages. That’s all we hear around here, and it makes sense given the name “Phage Hunters”. But if I were reading this for the first time, I would have no idea what a phage is, so … Continue reading

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WINNING.

By Luke Jenusaitis Imagine little space shuttles landing on a large blob and injecting a smart little blue alien man into it. The large blob seems to be unscathed from the outside, but inside something is happening. This little blue … Continue reading

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The Secret to Phages? Be a BOSS.

by Samantha Siow It’s been a long journey. There have been too many times when my partner and I have asked ourselves, “How much longer? Where are the phages? Is there something wrong with us? Do we smell bad? Is … Continue reading

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Hunting Down the Bacteriophage: Mission Quite Impossible

by John Cotoia The map to obtaining a pure bacteriophage for Mycobacterium smegmatis is not self explanatory; there are dead ends, confounding obstacles, and Jerry-rigged solutions. Testimony to the previous blogs, everyone has their own map to buried treasure, a … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Try Again…and Again…and Again…

by Ben Szatanek This is the life lesson I have learned so far in my Phage Hunting class: you can’t always be successful on your first attempt at something. I’ve been forced to repeat myself over and over and over…and … Continue reading

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I Love Streaking (agar plates)

by Alannah Lejeune Dear phage blog reader, Let me tell you the tale of one of the biggest emotional journeys I’ve undergone this year. No, I’m not talking about leaving home and going to college, I mean my search to … Continue reading

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