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Phages!

By Heather Han When I was looking for potential courses during summer, I knew that the Phage Hunting class would be the right choice for me. For how could it not? Throughout high school, my favorite class had been AP … Continue reading

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Oh How I’ve Missed My FuzzBall

By Alyssa Khan “This semester we’re going to be annotating a genome.” Sounds pretty cool, right? I don’t know exactly what my expectations were, but it wasn’t to be spending hours on my laptop, trying to make sense of diagrams … Continue reading

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A Whole New World

By Taylor Veralli Ugh, I’m just going to say it. Phage Hunting went from my favorite class last semester to my least favorite this semester. I dread the potentially 2.5 hours spent discussing gene annotation every Tuesday and Thursday. The … Continue reading

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Phamily Problems

By Justin Decker I remember being very upset when I couldn’t register for phage hunting during the fall semester.  When registration for the spring semester came around, I was super excited to get into the class.  Everything sounded so intriguing: … 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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Inception.

By Matt Merola Bioinformatics. A term I heard probably once throughout my high school life, and a field I never imagined I would have to know about until my late years of college. Little did I realize that halfway through … Continue reading

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The Tiny Plaque That Could

By Augusto Ramirez   “Time to hunt for some phages” I had been waiting all day to finally be able to collect my soil sample. Although I wanted to do it during the day, my roommate agreed to join me … Continue reading

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There and Back Again: A Phage’s Tale

by Eleni Padden On my very first day of college, I shuffled timidly into a lab room with absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into. As I glanced around and tried to size up my fellow classmates, I … Continue reading

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Dear Brutus,

by Andrea Carrassi It is my first semester in Phage Hunting, and I am already loving the challenges that we are faced with as a group. I have become fluent in terms such as HHPred, coding potential, BlastHits, Glimmer, Genemark, … Continue reading

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Design My Own Experiment…Say WHAT?!

After countless Blast hits, HHpred searches, SD scores, and Phamerator visits, the genome of Manatee has finally been completely annotated by the JHU Phage Hunters! Hold for applause… Now what do we do you may ask? Simply stated, we design … Continue reading

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