Tag: Microbiology

DNA class

Going viral: First-year students get hands-on experience in phage genomics course

There is a long list of learning objectives for the HON 150/155 phage genomics course, in which first-year undergraduates conduct hands-on research. They learn how to purify and isolate novel bacteriophages — viruses that infect bacterial hosts — from soil samples. The students learn how to characterize their individual phages — which have the miniscule […]

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Scott Walker: Combating Life-threatening Diseases

Scott  Walker, a principal scientist of infectious diseases at Merck Research Laboratories in New Jersey, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Maine in 1986. For 18 years Walker, who earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry in 1992 from the University of Connecticut Health Center, School of Medicine, has […]

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