Julie has been hanging out in the lab

Don’t worry everyone, I haven’t broken anything (yet).

The Actinobacteria are growing respectably once again. I’m extracting DNA from these pellets so Janae can do some cloning, but the next experiment will be co-cultivation with Synechocystis.














This is Bacillus sp. S4, which makes antifungal compounds. Lab PhD alum Mengyin Yao isolated it, and Sarah Yannarell showed that it had antifungal activity. Next steps: a little further characterization of the antifungal compound in Nicole Donofrio’s lab, and genome sequencing!