Monthly Archives: December 2012

End of Semester, Start of Our Careers?

By Maru Jaime  As phage lab comes to an end I can’t help but feel extremely satisfied with all the advancements made over the course of these past three months. Phage lab is where I saw everything I had learned … Continue reading

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Phage Land

By James Shepherdson Did you know that Phage Hunting is a lot like Candy Land?  It’s true.  The first edition board even had soil sample acquisition themes:  in the photo below, little Alice and Bobby are rushing back to the … Continue reading

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End Comments

By Randy Cruz Well, it is the end of the first semester which is sad. Why? Covered grades are gone next semester! In all seriousness, it is always a bit melancholy to see a chapter close. The first semester was … Continue reading

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The Last Chapter

By Sahini Pothireddy Despite the fact that the focus of my first blog has been mostly on the practical aspects of this course (getting accustomed to research and understanding how important it is, practicing with the scientific instruments, and learning … Continue reading

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Phage Lab: The good, the bad, and the purified DNA

By Summer Rak The summer before my first year of college and I was desperately trying to figure out my class schedule. Much to my surprise, no direction was given. It’s almost like Hopkins threw us out into the deep-end … Continue reading

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Trials and Tribulations of “The Lonely One” by Vincent Duong

By Vincent Duong Everything was running smoothly. I had completed my phage titer assay and my MTL well ahead of schedule. My completion of the Phage Olympics pre-requisites was just (I thought) a couple lab days away. The date was … Continue reading

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Phage GEL-O

By Alex Crits-Christoph By the week before the Phage Olympics, most of us had streaked our plaques, obtained our high titer lysates, isolated the phage DNA, and seen our phages using electron microscopy. However, there was a final, big step … Continue reading

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