Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sunny and Flowery…Don’t be fooled by their names!

By Huaitao  Zhang Me. Why me? Does god hate me? I probably have hit every bump possible on the way. But hey, I AM GETTING THERE! I’d have to say that one of the highlights of this lab is collecting … Continue reading

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A Phage That Refuses To Be Isolated

By Justin Yeh On my first day of Phage Hunting, I recall walking into a lab that was saturated with expensive equipment, bright lightning, and scientific knowledge. Awed by what I saw, I was humbled to be able to take … Continue reading

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Playing with Dirt

By Rachel Viqueira “Rachel, I thought you were going to college. You’re not supposed to be playing with dirt,” said my younger sister as she watched me dig through the mulch outside our house to collect a soil sample. “Mmm,” … Continue reading

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The World of the Phage

By Brian Lo October 18, 2012 I never had the opportunity to work in a lab throughout high school and this was something I wanted to change when I first accepted my decision to Hopkins. While searching for courses, I … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Inspiration

By Allyson Roberts October 17th, 2012 Approximately the second week of junior year in high school, I began to feel the effects of senioritis. Over the two years that followed, I experienced the joy of twelve AP courses, and the … Continue reading

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And a Phage was Born…

By Taylore King Much has changed since my blog post concerning the plethora of phage plaques that erupted from my first attempt at direct plating. I now have an isolated phage specimen. After seven rounds of T-streaking, contaminated plates, and … Continue reading

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Phage SCPB-7 (Super Crazy Powerful Billy)

By Shi (Andy) Huang Wow. I think I am literally one of last in class in terms of isolation procedures.  I don’t blame myself. My SCPB-7,”Super Crazy Powerful Billy,” plaque just infects like crazy. Like mostly everyone, I obtained my plaque soil … Continue reading

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Why Phage Hunting is Even More Complicated Than it Sounds

By Michael Xu Most people’s preconceptions about this class is accurate, I think. Two sessions, five hours a week, we spend our time in the Macaulay 202 lab room in lab coats and gloves and with bacteria-infested culture plates. We … Continue reading

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Beginnings

By Emily Hendrickson As I walked into my 9:00 AM Phage Hunting class on the first day of college, I was not exactly sure what to expect. My reasons for signing up for Phage Hunting Lab are similar to the … Continue reading

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On American Soil

          So before coming to Baltimore, I lived in Dubai. We don’t have much soil there… But we do have a lot of sand. It’s a different setting there, so flying halfway around the world has … Continue reading

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