Discovering a Mycobacteriophage

10-Plate Infection & Harvest (10^-7) (2)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 part of this program is when all of my observations suggested I had successfully isolated a mycobacteriophage. The process of isolating a phage was long and detailed, but the feeling I experienced when my results came back positive was monumental. (The snapshot above shows some clusters of my phage, Zsegetron.)

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