Phun with Phriends: Why I Love the Phage Day1 Program

When asked about my favorite class this year, my answer has been, without fail, the Phage Day 1 Lab.  While not everyone shares my enthusiasm for mixing viruses with bacteria and growing them on Petri dishes (it does sound a little odd, if you think about it), I can honestly say that joining the Phage …

A Fun Time with Phage

Phage Genomics research was my favorite class during either semester of my freshmen year.  It offered an experience that no other class I’ve taken has offered: a chance to become involved in actual scientific research and to see if research was the career for me. The class provides a great opportunity not only to learn biology in …

Wacky Western TEM Work

Two Friday’s ago, half of the Phage class took to the road to do some TEM work on our mycobacteriophage samples. Having been in the lab a lot and doing computer work, it was fun to get out to a new location with people we have been familiar with all year. It was actually a …

Discovering a Mycobacteriophage

Being part of the Phage Discovery Program has been a blast! On my first day of college classes, I was already participating in hands-on research. I love how I got the opportunity to work as a team and as an individual. Ultimately, this opportunity allowed me to grow in all aspects of my life. My favorite …