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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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Of Mice, Men, Professors

As you know if you read Eve’s post, in June there was a symposium celebrating the work of phage hunters from across the country.  The SEA (now PHAGES) program has been holding the annual meeting from its inception.  The students … Continue reading

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Woah

Monday was pretty cool. A few students have high-titer lysates and are ready to start DNA preps. But first, they got to stain their samples and image them with the Electron Microscope (EM). EM is a powerful technique that few … Continue reading

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One Week In

One week into the semester, two meetings of the lab, and the 24 students we started with are all still here.  What do we know? We Got Some Characters.  Our two dozen Phage Hunters are pretty much how you would … Continue reading

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How Does One Capture a Phage?

Phage are everywhere —- some estimate that they constitute the greatest biomass on Earth.  Although ubiquitous, you must expend some effort to isolate one.  How does one capture a phage?  This summer, while I was at Janelia Farm, the research … Continue reading

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