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New paper in PNAS! - Friday, September 20, 2019

Our collaboration with U. Pennsylvania and Stanford just came out this week in PNAS! We showed we could manipulate the bacteria in flies evolving in outdoor environments, and the manipulations confirmed that variation in the microbiota changes the genetics of the host.  Co-authors Rachel Hughes, Dallin Lowder, and Skyler Lemmon (undergraduates in the lab) were instrumental in manipulating and measuring the microbiota changes and effects. Check out their great work! 

https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/09/12/1907787116

 

 
Hyrum summer internship - Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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shayna summer internship - Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Shayna spent 8 weeks at XX  working on the project: Cloning and Purification of regulatory protein PhoP of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv. 

  • Performed PCR and bacterial cloning. 

  • Learned how to utilize results from Sanger sequencing in analyzing samples in lab. 

  • Learned how to cast agarose gels, DNA PAGEs, and SDS-PAGEs. 

  • Performed a  protein purification Ni2+-NTA agarose column 

  • Gained knowledge in processes involved in conducting research such as grant processing, and reviewing papers/articles from members of the lab.

 

Watch the video from our recent article