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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