First-Year Biology Students Present at International SEA-PHAGES Symposium
Published on July 18, 2017
First-year Biology students, Farihah Miah MB'20 and Victoria Pobok BI'20, attended the International SEA-PHAGES (Science Education Alliance – Phage Hunters Advancing Genomic and Evolutionary Sciences) symposium from June 9 – 11, 2017 at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farms Campus.
(Left to Right) Farihah Miah MB'20, Dana Pape-Zambito, PhD, assistant professor of Biological Sciences, and Victoria Pobok BI'20, attended the International SEA-PHAGES Symposium in June.
They presented a poster at the symposium and were also selected to give an oral platform presentation titled “Finding Genomic Gems using DOGEMS”. Miah and Pobok presented the work they and their SEA-PHAGES classmates worked on over the 2016-17 academic year.
This is the second year USciences has been running the SEA-PHAGES laboratory and the second time our students were selected for an oral presentation. Due to the success of this laboratory, all students in Biological Sciences majors will be taking the SEA-PHAGES laboratory starting in fall 2017.