Tag Archives: Biological Evolution

BEACON Researchers at Work: The Age of Phage

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU faculty member Kristin Parent, with John Dover.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of viruses that infect bacteria—the bacteriophages. One may think (as many do) that … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: An Adventure in Thailand

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Eben Gering. I. The Land of the Leech This spring I received a last-minute invitation to join a French film crew in Thailand, which left me a) totally … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Social Lives of Bacteria

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU faculty member Chris Waters. “Nature red in tooth and claw”-Lord Alfred Tennyson Tennyson’s famous phrase eloquently describes the adversarial nature (pun intended) that arises from Darwin’s concepts of natural … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: What ice cream and biofuels have in common: vanillin and the microbes that eat it

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Jessica Audrey Lee. Greetings, BEACON fans. I’m writing from beautiful Moscow, ID, where I work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Marx Lab at the University … Continue reading

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Tortoises, hares, and topography: how fitness landscape structure affects the speed of adaptation

Hello fellow BEACONites and interested members of the public, I’m Josh Nahum, a postdoctoral fellow, who was at the University of Washington during the early years of the Beacon Center, but now I’m doing research at Michigan State University (more … Continue reading

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