Monthly Archives: March 2012

Analyze This

by John Cotoia I always feel so amazing when I tell people I analyzed the genetic material of a bacteriophage. Most of the time people stare back in bewildered wonder before I begin my litany of explanations, but of course … Continue reading

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Tough Choices

By Derek MacMath We are now at the midpoint of our spring semester here at Hopkins, and the time has come to make some touch choices.  Tough choices about how to finish the first half of the class, and tough … Continue reading

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The next months

by Peter Kalugin Having started this semester with much more previous knowledge than the first, we have progressed faster and learned more. Ideas of protein structure, coding potential, and Shine-Dalgarno sequences have replaced “oh my goodness, I got plaques!” in … Continue reading

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WINNING (Again)

by Luke Jenusaitis Not three months ago we were hands on in a lab, getting elbow deep in plaques, and DNA material. This semester is a very different type of lab. During class now we are surfing the web non-stop. … Continue reading

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When Glimmer and GeneMark Disagree…

…I shake my fist at the heavens and curse all things phage. Not really. I just get a little miffed. For me, the most frustrating part of this process has been the relative uncertainty that is inherent in the project. … Continue reading

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Teamwork

Last semester we were lab rats. Toward the end we all went in there 10+ hours a week to try and get a spot in the phage olympics. Some of us did not make it, but we were all happy … Continue reading

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