Reducing Anxiety Associated with Venipuncture and Finger Pricks Kelly Dellovo Keene State College Due: May 3rd 2018 Introduction Since the tender age of four years old, I developed an irrational fear of needles. The thought of doctors and dental offices would send me into a whirlwind of anxiety and tears. Even from such a young … Continue reading Reducing Anxiety Associated with Venipuncture and Finger Pricks
In Microbial Diversity, a microbiology course taught at Keene State College by Dr. Loren Launen, I worked on a project that would span the entire semester. To begin the project I chose an environment that interested me, I hypothesized what kind of microbes might be found in that environment, and based on that, designed a … Continue reading Microbial Diversity BIO367 Final Poster
Marco Tizzano, Brian D. Gulbransen, Aurelie Vandenbeuch, Tod R. Clapp, Jake P. Herman, Mair E. A. Churchill, Wayne L. Silver, Sue C. Kinnamon, and Thomas E. Finger. As a part of a class assignment I read the paper, "Nasal chemosensory cells use bitter taste signaling to detect irritants and bacterial signals". The following image is … Continue reading Nasal chemosensory cells use bitter taste signaling to detect irritants and bacterial signals
As a part of a class assignment we were instructed to watch Bonnie Bassler's video seminars on bacterial quorum sensing. Upon completion of these video lectures we completed a quiz on the content. The following images are screen captures of my notes from these lectures and provide as an effective summary for the content I … Continue reading Bonnie Bassler on Quorum Sensing
The following images are my notes regarding the importance's of the 16S rRNA gene.
In class we had a paper discussion about the degradation, molecular makeup, and ecological/clinical relevance's of biofilm. The following image is a summary of our discussion and of the journal article "Biofilms: an emergence form of bacterial life" by Hans-Curt Flemming, Jost Wingender, Ulrich Szewsyk, Peter Steinberg, Scott A. Rice, and Staffan Kjelleberg.