January 4th – January 30th

The BIOL 157 lab before their lab #2. Got to use some volumetric flasks for the first time in a while. Those pesky timed experiments. Pre-testing of a Kirby-Bauer experiment using┬áK. pneumoniae. My cart all loaded up for BIOL 211’s second lab session.

January 3rd, 2017

Back to the grind…. First media making session of the new year! View post on imgur.com Also… BRR!! It’s really chilly out!!! View post on imgur.com

October 17th – November 4th

Got to know the innards of my pipettes. View down the Durham tube of thee SSLB broth for BIOL210 Lab 8. One of the classic west coast weather days outside the lab. Sunrise over VIU on November 3rd.    

September 5th – October 16th

Long time since an update but I’ve been very busy! These are my Sf21 cells after reviving them. E/S 241 before the first lab of the semester. Quick flip that evening to the first virology lab setup for the semester. Practicing some staining techniques… next time I’ll wear gloves. 140 steak plates later…. Some tube…

Aug 29 – Sept 1st

It’s been a busy week. Getting tissue culture started up, doing phage titres, culturing some weird bacteria and of course, making more media!

1st Post

Hello VIU and Internet! I’m a new tech in the Department of Biology and I’m going to use this space to share my two passions – science and photography. There probably won’t be many writing posts – I plan to share pictures I take in the lab of neat stuff I’m doing or things I…