Monthly Archives: November 2013

Label It!

By Avania Duca Remember when you started elementary school and your teacher told you to put your name on all your supplies? From your Rug Rats pencil case to your Teletubbies umbrella; everything was labeled in big letters for the … Continue reading

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Ingredients for isolating and growing a phage: sugar, spice, everything nice…and just a pinch of luck

By Elizabeth Liu I thought I knew what I was getting into when I enrolled in phage hunting. A two-and-a-half hour lab every Monday and Wednesday? I got this. Digging in the dirt with a spoon in front of gawking … Continue reading

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Lullipopitis

By Billy Lu As I started eating breakfast at the FFC today, I poured some syrup over my pancakes. Strangely, the oozing of the syrup over the pancake reminded me of agar spreading in a Petri dish, which reminded me … Continue reading

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The Contaminating Menace

By Jessica Bauer Going into lab last week I was thrilled to check on my plates and see how my little phages were doing. I had just done my Phage Titer Assay test and found that my -1 dilution had … Continue reading

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The Magical Morphing Phage

By Andrea Uy I just finished plating a dilution series of my HTL for the fourth time. I’ve made my HTL twice, and created web plates more times than I can count. It’s not due to the clumpy agar or … Continue reading

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One Big Phage Phamily!

By Ashley Yuen First, can I just say that I got really lucky? And that sometimes listening to your academic advisor (especially as a lowly, little pre-frosh picking classes in the summer) can be a really good thing—well mostly because … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

By Clay Andrews I think we can all agree that the title “Project Lab: Phage Hunting” is at least moderately attention grabbing. After glazing over the first few pages of art and art history courses on ISIS, I remember pretty … Continue reading

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