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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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A Love for Discovery

By Maria Moncaliano We are hunters. What do we hunt? PHAGES. Hunting for phages has been an experience . . . and it has only been three weeks. I came to college excited to do research. So I signed up … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Phage Hunter

By Katie Link It’s Tuesday, September 16th, and the mid-morning sun shines through my cheap dorm curtains and gently awakes me from my long, restful slumber. Most days, my alarm clock unwillingly forces me out of bed and into hours … 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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The Magical Morphing Phage

By Andrea Uy I just finished plating a dilution series of my HTL for the fourth time. I’ve made my HTL twice, and created web plates more times than I can count. It’s not due to the clumpy agar or … Continue reading

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The Phage Games

By John Korleski 1) Phage hunter- one who tests soil in hopes of finding mycobacteriophages 2) The phage games- the race to see which phage will complete purification and be selected for DNA testing A unique marvel unravels in the … Continue reading

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