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The official website of the HHMI Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science program.

University of Pittsburgh

Four letter SEA-PHAGES code: PITT

Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA

Website: http://www.pitt.edu/

Joined SEA-PHAGES: Cohort 5 (started in 2012)

Buddy school: Purdue University

Term type: Semester

Total SEA-PHAGES sections taught: 60

Total SEA-PHAGES students: 1123

The Phage Hunting program began at the University of Pittsburgh, under the direction of Dr. Graham Hatfull and supported by funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The Science Education Alliance (SEA) has taken Phage Hunting national, with over 80 colleges and universities participating around the country.

SEA-PHAGES Faculty

Primary Faculty Contact

Other Faculty Members

hanauer@pitt.edu

University of Pittsburgh

Lead Assessment Coordinator for the SEA-PHAGES Program

gfh@pitt.edu

University of Pittsburgh

Eberly Family Professor of Biotechnology, HHMI Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

djs@pitt.edu

412-648-3170

University of Pittsburgh

Lab Instructor

Department of Biological Sciences

welkin@pitt.edu

412-624-3921

University of Pittsburgh

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

dar78@pitt.edu

412-624-4313

University of Pittsburgh

Lab Instructor

Department of Biological Sciences

After working at TIGR (The Institute for Genomic Research) in the early 2000s, acquiring a Master's in Science Education from the University of Missouri in 2005, and teaching high school science for the better part of three years, I returned to my native Pittsburgh in 2008 and started work with Graham Hatfull. Since then, I've become heavily involved in phage genome sequencing and finishing, as well as database-driven web design and implementation. See: phagesdb.org, seaphages.org.

Legal Contact

Kelly Downing
kdowning@pitt.edu
412-624-7414

Academic Terms

Fall 2017

Start: Aug 28, 2017, End: Dec 16, 2017

Sections in this Term

Spring 2017

Start: Jan 04, 2017, End: Apr 28, 2017

Sections in this Term

Fall Semester 2016

Start: Aug 29, 2016, End: Dec 17, 2016

Sections in this Term

Spring 2016

Start: Jan 06, 2016, End: Apr 22, 2016

Sections in this Term

Fall Semester 2015

Start: Aug 31, 2015, End: Dec 16, 2015

Sections in this Term

Spring Semester

Start: Jan 05, 2015, End: Apr 24, 2015

In Silico: six-weeks of annotation followed by six weeks of student-driven final projects.

Sections in this Term

Fall Semester 2014

Start: Aug 25, 2014, End: Dec 13, 2014

We expanded our SEA-PHAGES program from a single section to five sections during this term. All five sections will continue through both semesters of the program.

Sections in this Term

Institution Addresses

Current Mailing Address

Debbie Jacobs-Sera

University of Pittsburgh

4249 Fifth Avenue

Department of Biological Sciences

365 Crawford Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

USA

Current Shipping Address

Dan Russell

University of Pittsburgh

4249 Fifth Avenue

Department of Biological Sciences

344 Crawford Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

USA

Current Events

Install software for Bioinformatics Workshop and Semester

November 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017

Upcoming Events

Submit DNA Samples [Semester Schools]

November 21, 2017

Submit Lysates for Archiving

November 21, 2017 to December 15, 2017

Bionformatics Workshop

December 8, 2017 to December 12, 2017

Recent Events

Phall Phage Phair

November 17, 2017

Forum Activity

cdshaffer posted in glycosylase or N-glycosidase

beckiebortz posted in FIC family protein

Viknesh Sivanathan posted in Bacteriophage Microbiologist Position

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