New Semester - Spring 2015

This semester I'm teaching Microbiology - both lecture and laboratory. The semester is off to a good start. The Health Sciences & BMB majors came prepared with their scientific A-game!

In lab, students are working on the MyMicrobe project developed by Dr. Jennifer Powell (Gettysburg College) & Dr. Nora Sullivan (Claremont College). This project walks them through the process of isolating and characterizing microbes from their skin. Talk about getting personal! 

Today they did simple stains of B. megaterium, S. epidermis, and E. coli, then viewed them using a microscope. The slides are hard to see so I circled them in the pic! Don't they look pleased with their results?

Aaaah, real microbes! Someone has plenty of colonies!

Aaaah, real microbes! Someone has plenty of colonies!