Monthly Archives: October 2013

View from Up Ahead

By Sumukh Shetty What is phage hunting? Is it worth my time at the tail end of a six hour day or is sleep more important? As the 7am registration deadline for selecting classes on ISIS approached, these questions bombarded … Continue reading

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The Phage Games

By John Korleski 1) Phage hunter- one who tests soil in hopes of finding mycobacteriophages 2) The phage games- the race to see which phage will complete purification and be selected for DNA testing A unique marvel unravels in the … Continue reading

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The Tiny Plaque That Could

By Augusto Ramirez   “Time to hunt for some phages” I had been waiting all day to finally be able to collect my soil sample. Although I wanted to do it during the day, my roommate agreed to join me … Continue reading

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Why bigger is better

By Alex Peterson Observing the interaction between phage and Mycobacterium smegmatis has helped me better understand why humans, multi-celled organisms, have become the dominant species on the planet. My initial problem with our success stemmed from the fact that single-celled … Continue reading

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Can I just major in Phage Hunting?

By Hunter Risher So everyone has their own method for choosing what university they want to attend. Some people go based off prestige, some off of proximity to home, some probably don’t care too much so long as they can … Continue reading

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Oh Where, Oh Where Have My Phages Gone!

By Laura Hinsch The scene of this tale opens upon a brightly lit laboratory on a warm September day. Fresh pressed blue lab jacket and smudge free goggles in hand, I am ready to take on the fascinating challenge of … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Labs

By Jody Law Before coming to Johns Hopkins, I barely had any lab experience. As a result, I was very nervous, but also excited about having 2 labs, Phage Hunting and Intro Chem Lab. For this blog post, I will … Continue reading

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