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Fellows share highlights of their INBRE experience.

July 13, 2018

Wowzas, so much has happened since my last blog post. What I thought were promising results in my last post turned out to to be insignificant. This resulted in me going back to the drawing board a few times, but just this week I was able to get definite plaques, which...

June 15, 2018

Under Dr. Sheridan's guidance, I am attempting to isolate bacteriophage against various pathogens and it has been great so far! A bacteriophage is a virus that infects a host bacterial cell and ultimately destroys it, so if isolation of bacteriophage is successful, it...

June 29, 2017

There is a reason that scientists are known for researching, and not just searching. Alas, as with any good research project, we have been struck with the woes of research recently, in that we have hit a roadblock that discontinues the progress we can make on the proje...

June 29, 2017

Since the last three weeks of research, I have encountered many new obstacles and challenges. As mentioned in my previous blog post, I am looking for novel bacteriophage for three human pathogens and one fish pathogen. Bacteriophages are bacterial viruses that will des...

June 8, 2017

Did you know bacteria have viruses too? This summer, during my INBRE research fellowship I will be looking for bacterial viruses, also known as bacteriophage, for three human pathogens and one fish pathogen. Bacteriophages have been used, and will mostly likely be used...

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