Monthly Archives: December 2014

“Phalaphel” Emerges

By Suborna Panja After 4 months of nonstop plating and re-plating, my phage “Phalaphel” has emerged! While the idea of discovering my own phage seems exciting, there has been an incredible amount of frustration. To all those future phage hunters … Continue reading

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Tears upon T–Just Kidding; There is no Crying in Phage Lab

By Michael Shang It’s been an eventful month and a half. When we last left off, a new morphology had cropped up in my MTL dilutions (despite the previous step having a seemingly pure population and after it had already … Continue reading

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The End.

By Meg Chen “Please collect a few spoonfuls of dirt in a ziplock bag and bring the sample with you to the first day of class.“ It’s been a long, yet quick journey.  The path from a random soil sample to … Continue reading

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Webbed Plate of Lies

By Megha Telur I can honestly say that Phage Hunting has been my most enjoyable class this semester. Everything about the class just clicked; research, lab work, and biology. I aspire to one day be able to do genetics research … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Patience

By Isabella Zellerbach When I went to my first Phage Hunting class, I was over the moon. We were following a lab manual that made sense, doing science-y things, and I got to use all sorts of equipment that made … Continue reading

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To Phage or Not to Phage?

By Stephanie England Summer before coming to Hopkins, so many things were on my mind. From trying to get to know my roommates via Facebook to making sure all my paperwork was in, the question of classes came to mind. … Continue reading

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The Call of the Phage

By Gregory Konar For those of you who picked up on the title playing on “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London, kudos to you, you must be either a writing sems major or a very well educated other … Continue reading

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The Race to Phage Olympics

By Stephanie Hernandez Less than two weeks until we find out whose phage is the king of all phages. We must choose the very best to represent phage-hunters everywhere. I have moved away from streaking and dilution series to focus … Continue reading

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Phage Hunting: An Experience

By Daniel Choi I still remember that fateful day when I registered for Phage Hunting, not knowing at all what to expect from it. To be perfectly honest, I had initially only registered for the class because it counted two … Continue reading

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Excitement and Patience

By Ajay Mehta Phage Hunting first caught my attention during my campus tour of Johns Hopkins University. My tour guide was extremely excited to share her experiences taking the class and, needless to say, her excitement was infectious. After I … Continue reading

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