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Merrimack College

Four letter SEA-PHAGES code: MERI

Location: North Andover, MA USA


Joined SEA-PHAGES: Cohort 6 (started in 2013)

Buddy school: Smith College

Term type: None

Total SEA-PHAGES sections taught: 35

Total SEA-PHAGES students: 557


Primary Faculty Contact

Merrimack College

Other Faculty Members

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Assistant Instructional Professor


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Legal Contact

VP and General Counsel Nicholas McDonald

Office of General Counsel
Merrimack College
Austin Hall
315 Turnpike St.
North Andover, MA 01845

Academic Terms

Spring 2019

Start: Jan 23, 2019, End: May 17, 2019

Sections in this Term

Fall 2018

Start: Sep 04, 2018, End: Dec 20, 2018

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Start: Jan 22, 2018, End: May 02, 2018

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Fall 2017

Start: Sep 04, 2017, End: Dec 08, 2017

Sections in this Term

Spring Semester

Start: Jan 19, 2017, End: May 12, 2017

Four sections of Genetics lab (BIO2018) will be annotating four genomes, Blackbeetle, Conucopia, Piper2020 and Paerbeatsrock. Six honors students will tackle finishing up last year's annotations of Lokk, Bobswaget and Heliosoles

Sections in this Term

Fall 2016

Start: Aug 29, 2016, End: Dec 09, 2016

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Spring 2016

Start: Jan 21, 2016, End: May 13, 2016

Three sections of BIO2018 Genetics Lab annotating three M.smegmatis bacteriophage genomes: BobSwaget, Lokk and Heliosoles.

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Fall 2015

Start: Aug 31, 2015, End: Dec 18, 2015

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Spring 2015

Start: Jan 20, 2015, End: May 08, 2015

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Fall 2014

Start: Sep 02, 2014, End: Dec 17, 2014

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Institution Addresses

Current Mailing Address

Janine LeBlanc-Straceski

Merrimack College

315 Turnpike Street

Merrimack College


North Andover, MA 01845


No Current Shipping Address

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

Forum Activity

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