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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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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

‘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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Young Māori scientist discovers virus

Rukuwai Tipene-Allen

Māori Television | April 22, 2018

Young, Māori scientist Anezka Hoskins has discovered a new virus and is hopeful that it will spark curiosity amongst Māori to push boundaries of knowledge.read more

Related institution: Massey University

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Undergraduate phage hunters showcase research in University Libraries exhibit

Alec Masella

Virginia Tech Library News | April 3, 2018

From local soil to a global database, new viruses have been uncovered, analyzed, and recorded by undergraduate researchers in Virginia Tech’s College of Science.read more

Related institution: Virginia Tech

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Special UNLV class takes a hands-on approach to discovering viruses

Denise Rosch

KSNV NBC Las Vegas | Sept. 28, 2017

Say the word "virus" and most people think of disease -- something to be avoided at all costs. However, at UNLV, students are getting their hands dirty to discover something that could keep us healthy. read more

Related institution: University of Nevada Las Vegas

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La Sierra freshmen discover new viruses through national research program

Darla Martin Tucker

La Sierra News | June 15, 2017

La Sierra University freshman Casey Jang was pleasantly surprised—she knew it was possible, but really didn’t expect to find, and then name, a virus that is new to science.read more

Related institution: La Sierra University

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Biology 2.0

Andrea Gaul

Baylor Arts & Sciences Magazine | May 9, 2017

Baylor University has implemented a new kind of introductory biology lab that has proven successful in keeping students excited and engaged through hands-on research.read more

Related institution: Baylor University

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