Monthly Archives: March 2014

How To Go From Resting To Stressing In One Day

By Vanessa Phuong Coming back from a sunshine-and-fun-filled spring break in North Carolina where the weather gods are more sensible and merciful, it was pretty hectic when I was suddenly thrown back into the Johns Hopkins way of life, handling … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties

By Maggie Lederer I’ve always thought of myself as somewhat tech-savvy and I swear by my Macbook Pro. At the beginning of the semester, we were asked to download Virtual Box, a program that allows you to create a virtual … Continue reading

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Phage Hunting: Part 2

By Billy Lu Second semester started out entirely different from the first. In the beginning of the first semester, we were thrown into a laboratory environment and followed a procedure to isolate a pure phage population and extract its DNA. … Continue reading

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From Plugged In to Beached Out: Phage Hunting Dos

By Kareem Osman As I lounge here in my sunny spring break abode, I can’t help but marvel at the marked dichotomy between work and play that has characterized the first leg of my second semester (of phage hunting of … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass

By Alexander Peterson After working in wet lab with phages, the oldest biological systems on the planet, I thought that dealing with the man-made, short-lived software for annotating phage genomes would be easy.  Boy, was I wrong.  It turns out … Continue reading

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It’s in our jeans…or rather, our genes!

By Elizabeth Liu I started the semester super excited that I was enrolled in phage hunting. It was one of my favorite classes last semester and I would look forward to it every Monday and Wednesday – it was very … Continue reading

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Annotating genes before Spring Break!

By Annette Wang Phage Hunting this semester has been an interesting change from the fall. We haven’t been in the lab and instead we’ve been sitting in a classroom annotating genes. Doesn’t sound as fun, but it’s been an obstacle … Continue reading

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