Monthly Archives: November 2012

What is in a Name?

By Kathleen Kranzlin Almost as soon as Phage Hunting began, it seemed that the recurring theme would be repetition. I had to repeat two steps in particular: streaking, and performing the Titer Assay. Therefore, I can confidently say that I … Continue reading

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Naming Woes

By Summer Rak Names identify us. Label us. They have their own meanings. They can be sentimental, or the bane of one’s existence. In naming my phage, I would opt for the latter. I tried to be symbolic and sentimental, … Continue reading

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Life’s a garden. Dig it.

By Natalia Medeiros It was the last day of O-Week (Orientation Week) when I finally got around to reading my email and realized that I needed to get some soil ASAP. At 6 PM, I stuffed a zip lock bag … Continue reading

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Lost (My Worst Nightmare)

By Emily Nordquist Since the first week of school, Phage Hunting has been my favorite class.  Even though it’s sometimes a struggle to get up for a 9 am class, I’ve always been excited to get to the lab.  But … Continue reading

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Phage Issues…

By Ashley Foreman So after over a month of trying to find and isolate a phage, I’ve definitely run into my fair share of problems. From the very beginning, I should have known this was going to be an uphill … Continue reading

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From Dirt to DNA

By Maddie Goodman Just coming from the womb of high school, fresh from the days of labs with expected results and monotonous data analysis, I was more than ready to start a class whose end result was for the most … Continue reading

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A Disrespectful Phage

“Your phage is just disrespectful!”  Those were Dr. Schildbach’s words to me after seeing my third failed attempt at T-Streaking.  I had been trying to isolate my phage for two weeks at that point and, after this last batch of … Continue reading

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