• Jake Elwood

    Jake Elwood

    Class of 2015
    Blooming Prairie, MN
    Biochemistry

    Jake's Bio:
    Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! My interests range from fishing and running to spending time in the chemistry labs with the professors. The Duluth area mixed with the professional and compassionate faculty and staff that make up St. Scholastica are, in my opinion, the perfect match up for an awesome college experience. I look forward to blogging about my future adventures!

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    Health Information Management, CIS minor

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    Marketing and Business Management

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    Senior
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    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

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    Junior
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    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
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  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

Viruses!

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I’m currently in a ‘Bacteriophage Research’ class. Bacteriophages ¬†infect and kill specific bacteria.
During the class we will collect dirt samples with the vials (pictured above) and filter out everything except the remaining bacteriophages. Once isolated we will go to The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to get the Genome Sequenced.

This may sound boring, but it’s not! For example, Leprosy is caused by a bacterium. Isolate bacteriphage that kills only bacterium responsible for leprosy. BOOM. Super easy alternative cure for Leprosy (may not be that easy…) But still.

Genome sequencing is THE future of medicine. Google it quick, you’ll see.

CSS is on top of its stuff.

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