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About emilyjanefisher

Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University currently teaching biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, and the phage hunters lab. I grew up in Palo Alto, California, went to school at UC Santa Cruz (home of the banana slugs--our school mascot and state mollusk), and got my PhD from UNC Chapel Hill.

Ode to Scientific Method

By Aviana Duca Over my spring break, I was helping my little brother with his middle school science fair project, titled Ode to Snot. His project was about the effects that nasal mucus has on odor perception. For those that … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Phage Hunting

By Lizzy Glass Last week, we started our individual projects in Phage Hunting. We were all finally back in the lab using pipettes and microcentrifuge tubes, and I could not have been more excited. For my individual project, I chose … Continue reading

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The winding road of discovery

By Alexa Potts Dr. Fisher’s voice floats over the sterilized lab benches and around the flames of Bunsen burners as she explains the art of streaking to a group of new phage hunters. My lab partner and I listen with … Continue reading

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Reflections

By Aviana Duca As I reflect on my time as a phage hunter, I feel as though I’ve come a long way. At first, I was hesitant in the lab, not sure how the class would be structured if people … Continue reading

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Bacteriophage gear available

Get ready for lab with all the phage accessories you need. http://www.etsy.com/listing/158016665/bacteriophage-earrings-for?ref=sr_gallery_16&ga_search_query=Bacteriophage&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all

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So Famous

http://krieger.jhu.edu/magazine/2012/04/rebuilding-the-foundation-of-science-education/

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A news story about our course starts 18 minutes into this video from CCTV.

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