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Hampden-Sydney College

Four letter SEA-PHAGES code: HMSD

Location: Hampden-Sydney, VA USA


Joined SEA-PHAGES: Cohort 4 (started in 2011)

Buddy school: James Madison University

Term type: None

Total SEA-PHAGES sections taught: 6

Total SEA-PHAGES students: 51

Hampden-Sydney College joined the SEA in 2011 as an Associate member of Cohort IV.


Primary Faculty Contact

Other Faculty Members

No other faculty yet

Legal Contact

Dr. W. Mike McDermott
Dean of the Faculty

Academic Terms

Fall Semester 2018

Start: Aug 27, 2018, End: Dec 07, 2018

In silicon work on M. smegmatis phages adopted form other SEA-PHAGES institutions.

Sections in this Term

Spring Semester 2018

Start: Jan 15, 2018, End: Apr 27, 2018

Taught as a hybrid class between students at Hampden-Sydney College and Bethune-Cookman University.

Sections in this Term

Fall Semester 2017

Start: Aug 21, 2017, End: Dec 06, 2017

We are offering SEA-PHAGES work on an independent study basis this term.

Sections in this Term

Fall Semester 2016

Start: Aug 24, 2016, End: Dec 07, 2016

This is an offering on Genomics and Bioinformatics where the students are doing the genomic annotation of a phage discovered over the summer by an independent student researcher.

Sections in this Term

Spring Semester 2015

Start: Jan 14, 2015, End: Apr 28, 2015

-2 students worked on bioinformatics work on an independent basis on a Bacillus phage isolated by my SEA-PHAGES class in the fell 2014 semester

Sections in this Term

Fall 2014

Start: Aug 27, 2014, End: Dec 09, 2014

There are 14 students in this Molecular and Cellular Biology class. The class meets twice a week for 80 minutes with a 150 minute lab period on the same afternoon as one of the classes. 80 minutes a week are devoted to lecture and 240 minutes per week to the SEA-PHAGES course.

Sections in this Term

Institution Addresses

Current Mailing Address

Michael Wolyniak

Hampden-Sydney College

P.O. Box 183

Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943


Current Shipping Address

Michael Wolyniak

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney College

Gilmer Hall

275 Via Sacra

Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943


Upcoming Events

Virtual Site-Visit with SEA Team

September 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019

Identify Bioinformatics Workshop Trainees

October 2, 2019

Philly Phage Phestival 2019

November 16, 2019

Recent Events

Phage Discovery Workshop 12B

July 7, 2019 to July 13, 2019

Phage Discovery Workshop Option B

July 6, 2019 to July 12, 2019

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