Monthly Archives: November 2011

The assassin of M. smegmatis :

by Anamaria Penagos The Electromagnetic Spectrum, a pallet of life, is composed of photons that can be described as packets of energy that travel in waves. In their perfect composition photons are responsible for triggering the vital process of Photosynthesis. … Continue reading

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I Don’t Give a Rat’s…. (About Anything but Phage Lab)

by Norah Oles …Not even my birthday. I could care less about the whole turning-another-year-older thing, about the presents, or about the birthday wishes. What I would really like are good lab results. All I want for my birthday is … Continue reading

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Meet my Minion!!

by Jillian Tse As I’m sure you’ve read from the rest of the blog entries by my fellow phage hunters, we have all experienced our share of highs and lows in searching for, isolating, and purifying a phage. Let me … Continue reading

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Phage Hunting: The two sides

by Peter Kalugin I chose the phage hunting class because I wanted to learn more about biology. I was looking for a cool experience in a new setting. Yet, over the past few weeks, phage hunting has seemed more and … Continue reading

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Life of a Scientist

Its almost Phage Olympics here at the phage lab, and all the phage hunters are trying to get their phages purified and DNA prepped in time to see who’s phage gets the title of Olympian. My case is not that … Continue reading

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Phageverance.

by Parth Patel There are many lessons to learn in life but I believe one of the more important ones is perseverance. I can say that in my eighteen amazing years of being alive, I have never had to be … Continue reading

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Woah

Monday was pretty cool. A few students have high-titer lysates and are ready to start DNA preps. But first, they got to stain their samples and image them with the Electron Microscope (EM). EM is a powerful technique that few … Continue reading

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