Busy Bacteria

If you remember any of high school Biology, you probably know that DNA contains the genetic code for all organisms on Earth. Within its double helix structure are genes, which provide instructions for characteristics such as hair color or eye color. What you probably...

Najwa does TWO conferences

So somehow I forgot to post this at the end of last semester — it has been in the “drafts” folder for a couple of months. Maybe fitting in Najwa’s official last week in the lab before she moves on to her M.D./Ph.D. program at UVA. ~ As a part...

Gottwald Games 2019

The 8th annual Gottwald Games were held yesterday. We had over 100 student participants, a number of faculty volunteers, and a whole lot of fun. The games this year consisted of old favorites: the Petri Dish Relay, Sponge Ball, Aromatic Ring Toss, Water Glove Toss,...

Guest Blog Posts!

I am excited to announce that we have a special series coming to the blog soon: guest posts from my research students! This summer, I decided to encourage (read: require) my students to write a blog post describing some aspect of their research to the lay person. They...
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