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About jhuphagehunters

JHUPhageHunters is the official blog of the phage hunting project lab of Johns Hopkins University. Supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as part of the Science Education Alliance, this freshman-only lab affords two dozen students the opportunity to dig in the dirt and isolate a phage --- a virus that infects a bacterium --- of their own. This blog does not represent the views of JHU nor HHMI, but is instead the musings --- and the occasional rant --- of a bunch of people fortunate enough to be able to mess about in lab for a few hours a week, learn a few things, and maybe name a phage.

The Thoughts of a Second Semester First Timer

By Matthew Brown I didn’t learn about Phage Hunting until the beginning of O-week. I was attending a Biology Major seminar for Freshman when the professor giving the presentation mentioned that there was a Freshman only class called Phage Hunting … Continue reading

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You spend a couple of semesters with them and they start to understand you.

By Joel Schildbach A gift from section 2 of phage hunting —- a plush purple version of a T4 phage, and a coffee mug that read ‘meh.’ I can only conclude that they’ve figured me out.

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Marketplace tells story of Hopkins Biophysics undergrad

Although he wasn’t  a phage hunter (he arrived a year before we started), this story on George Alvarez is definitely worth a listen: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/first-family/one-students-path-elite-university

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I may be old, but I do go on the internets

By Joel Schildbach

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