Tag Archives: bacteria

BEACON Researchers at Work: Coach, Put me on the bench! A Novice’s Journey into Old-Fashioned Experimental Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog is by MSU graduate student Jay Bundy. As a kid I played a lot of basketball. I loved almost everything about the game. But there was one thing I hated: spending time riding … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The big picture of virulence factors and bacteria

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by NC A&T graduate student Alshae Logan. My name is Alshae Logan and I am a master’s student in the Department of Biology at North Carolina A&T State University. My project … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Studying drug resistance in bacteria

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Silvia Smith. Humans, like any other organism, impact their environment as their natural history unfolds. As the result of selection for increased brain size and improved … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Poisons and Microbes

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Patric Vaelli. Few animals can strut around the woodlands of the Pacific Northwest with as much poise and confidence as the rough-skinned newt (Taricha granulosa). While opportunistic … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: When Cooperating Means Just Saying No

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Washington postdoc Brian Connelly. Evolutionary biologists often talk like economists, particularly when the topic is cooperation. Instead of dollars, euros, or pounds, the universal currency in evolution is fitness. A species that … Continue reading

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