Isabel Delwel

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Major: 
Biology & Linguistics
Mentor: 
Dr. Lee Hughes
Current Research Topic: 
Exploring the Streptomyces Bacteriophage BE subcluster and the Isolation and Characterization of Streptomyces coelicolor Phage
Abstract: 
Bacteriophages are viruses which infect bacteria. The isolation of bacteriophage (phage) and its subsequent study is imperative for the furthering of genomic sequencing and phage therapy. The purpose of this research is to provide and expand knowledge on bacteriophage which infect the bacterial host Streptomyces. Two main projects will be taken on: isolation and annotation of phage infecting Streptomyces coelicolor, and various experiments on the phage within the Streptomyces BE subcluster. Throughout the process of discovering Streptomyces coelicolor phage, the goal is to create a laboratory procedural adaptation for use in the classroom setting. While analyzing the BE subcluster, the purpose is to provide a reference for all future phage studies.