Yearly Archives: 2017

Mobilizing Alaskan Genomics

The Drown Lab has been awarded a two year grant to engage undergraduate researchers using new genomic technology to explore the Alaska soil microbiome. We’ll be traveling across the state and working with undergraduates using the latest Nanopore sequencing devices (MinIONs).

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Antibiotic resistance in a permafrost thaw gradient

Maddie McCarthy has been working for the past year in the lab exploring the presence of antibiotic resistance in microbes found in environmental samples. This week she presented her work finding widespread antibiotic resistance in a Fairbanks permafrost thaw gradient.  She used a combination of techniques including traditional culturing methods and antibiotic screening as well […]

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Growing a Culture

Making cultures like mad, Madison is hard at work in the West Ridge Research Building (WRRB). As a junior, Madison has over a year to see her project to completion.  Way to go, Maddie!

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Coming of…spring?

Monthly FPES sampling is still underway! Last month our newest undergraduate lab member, Patrick Knavel, was trained in Interior Alaskan field work. The sun is back! And the snow is packed! 

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