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Friar Phage Hunter Pumpkins 2012

The PC phage hunter crew enjoyed a break this weekend from the emotional roller coaster that is phage lab.  Dr. Cornely welcomed us to her house for an evening of pizza and pumpkin carving.  After we all had our fill … Continue reading

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VIDEO POST: Fun Facts from the Friar Phage Hunters

A video blog post by Justin Ayala ’16 and Brittany Mandeville ’16 featuring several of their classmates at work in the phage hunters lab.

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VIDEO POST: A Tour of the Friar Phage Hunters Lab

A video blog post by Justin Ayala ’16 and Brittany Mandeville ’16 featuring a typical afternoon in the friar phage hunters’ lab.

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FRIAR PHAGE HUNTERS: Brittany Mandeville ’16 and Justin Ayala ’16

Brittany Mandeville is from Scituate, Rhode Island.  She is majoring in biology because she is seeking a career that will allow her to help both people and animals through her research.  Her favorite TV show is SNL, because she aspires … Continue reading

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POSTER PRESENTATION: 4th Annual Sigma Xi Poster Session at Providence College

On October 2, 2013, Providence College hosted its 4th Annual Sigma Xi Poster Session that featured student posters from the science departments here at PC. It was held in the upper lounge area of Slavin Hall on campus. Students who … Continue reading

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WEEK 2/3: Adoption is a Great Option!

Though many of our classmates were able to isolate phage plaques, sadly Phage Hunter Dan Cahaly and I were unsuccessful even after two attempts. Fortunately, fellow Phage Hunter Justin Ayala had cultivated many different strains of phage and was generous … Continue reading

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WEEK 2/3: You’ve Got Phage!

Hello fellow phage enthusiasts of the world!  This has been an exciting week in the lives of the Friar Phage Hunters as we enriched, centrifuged, filtered, diluted, infected, and most worryingly waited to answer the key question on everyone’s mind … Continue reading

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WEEK 1: Friars Finding Phages (Hopefully!)

As the fall semester began at Providence College, freshmen everywhere seemed to be wandering lost around campus searching for classes and teachers that some students felt like must not exist.  At the same time, sixteen science-loving freshmen were wandering around … Continue reading

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2012-2013: A NEW CLASS OF FRIAR PHAGE HUNTERS!

Welcome back to a new academic year! Another class of friar phage hunters have arrived on campus and have begun their hunt for new phages. We will begin our reporting of our activities shortly. For now, here is a photograph … Continue reading

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END OF YEAR CONFERENCE: Friar Phage Hunters at the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus

On June 7, 2012, James O’Brien, Fr. Nic Austriaco, OP, and I traveled to Ashburn, Virginia for the Fourth Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium, held at the Janelia Farm research campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. We stayed at the Dominican … Continue reading

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