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Below we've collected articles—from a variety of sources—that are related to the SEA-PHAGES program. If you know of an article that should be added to this collection, please contact us and let us know about it!

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How naturally occurring viruses could help treat superbug infections

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

CNN International | Dec. 5, 2023

Phages are naturally occurring viruses that infect and kill bacteria. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta meets the researchers scouring the world to see if phages could be the key to treating antibiotic resistant infections.read more

Related institution: University of Pittsburgh

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SEA-PHAGES Program Teaches Students Science Fundamentals as They Discover Novel Phages

Rachel Sauer

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Website | July 27, 2022

Partnership between CU School of Medicine and Aurora Community College guides student interns step-by-step through scientific process.read more

Related institution: University of Colorado Boulder

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Bacteria-busting viruses discovered by student researchers

Dave Price

Newport News | July 4, 2022

"This is Oregon Coast Community College’s first year in the SEA PHAGES program, and I think it was pretty darn successful,” said Matthew Fisher, who teaches biology at OCCC and mentors students during the research project. “The goal is to find new phages, but it’s also about developing the next generation of scientists and getting them excited about doing science at OCCC."read more

Related institution: Oregon Coast Community College

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Issue #1 of PHAMILIA Journal

PHAMILIA | Nov. 1, 2021

The Ibadan Bacteriophage Research Team, an undergraduate SEA-PHAGES team at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria announces the launch of its first journal issue PHAMILIA. This is the very first undergraduate research journal focused on bacteriophage biology. It showcases all student and faculty team members of the team, as well as publications on diverse subjects of bacteriophage biology from the team and other guest writers.read more

Related institution: University of Ibadan

Columbia State students place first in scientific research at state academy

Jay Powell

Columbia Daily Herald | Feb. 3, 2021

Columbia State Community College can now add another first-place accolade to its esteemed alumni, this time in the category of scientific research.read more

Related institution: Columbia State Community College

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Ibadan Bacteriophage Research Team: A SEA-PHAGES team with a difference

Tolulope Oduselu and Olubusuyi Adewumi

Capsid Tail | Nov. 20, 2020

A team of 8 biomedical science researchers at the University of Ibadan, led by Prof. O. G. Ademowo, envisioned new opportunities to foster early career research participation for young undergraduate students. To achieve this goal, the University of Ibadan was enlisted as a cohort institution in the SEA-PHAGES project, an early-career research initiative of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Graham Hatfull Research group at the University of Pittsburgh.read more

Related institution: University of Ibadan

UMass Inclusive Excellence Initiative Continues for Third Year

University of Massachusetts Amherst News and Media Relations | Oct. 14, 2020

Connor says, “We are delighted with our students’ progress and the power of SEA-PHAGES to excite and engage students in research regardless of their prior experience and background.” She adds, “Courses like SEA-PHAGES teach research skills as part of the curriculum, offering a much more inclusive approach to STEM fields and engaging students early in research experiences.”read more

Related institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Austin Peay’s ‘phage hunters’ join front lines of medical research

Brian Dunn

The Leaf Chronicle | Nov. 19, 2019

The 10 Austin Peay State University students in Dr. Sergei Markov’s junior- and senior-level biology classes this semester are taking advantage of a unique research opportunity that could help lead to medical breakthroughs.read more

Related institution: Austin Peay State University

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The Age of Phage: Phage Therapy with Graham Hatfull

HOSTS: Janakiram Seshu, PH.D., Karl Klose, PH.D.

microTalk | Aug. 19, 2019

Hatfull talks about how the SEA-PHAGES program has allowed entering students at more than 100 colleges and universities around the country to discover thousands of new phages.read more

‘Virus Hunters’ get hands dirty in UConn class

Brett Donovan

the Chronicle | Nov. 30, 2018

University of Connecticut students involved in a unique learning experience are getting their hands dirty — literally.read more

Related institution: University of Connecticut

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