Urban Barcode Research Project Team Virus Hunters
Program:
Urban Barcode Research Project
Year:
2016-17
Research Topic:
wildlife & health
Taxonomic Group Studied:

Project:

Sampling the virome of New York City
Students:
Tony Valencia, Isabel Abonitalla
School:
Institution: Icahn School of Medicine, Manhattan
Mentors:
Benjamin tenOever

Abstract:

Our project aims to identify viruses that might be used for therapeutic purposes by sampling a wide spectrum of samples found in and around the New York area. More specifically, here we propose to search for microbes that infect bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus), yeast (Pichia), or transformed mammalian cells (African green monkey).

Poster:

DNA Barcoding Poster
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Team samples: