And earning All-America honors, senior Jake Southwick (EVS/Biology) finished 3rd at the wrestling national championships in Pueblo, Colorado.
|Beth Mantkowski in a second round victory against Quincy|
|Daiva Gerbec cuts down the net|
A number of groups are attempting to use genetic engineering technology to modify bacteriophages to produce proteins that will have altered properties useful for materials applications in nanotechnology. These applications include sensors for pathogen detection; high density magnetic materials for computers; and improved catalysts for chemical synthesis or miniature batteries. I have reviewed these various approaches in this article. While there have been many patents filed around these techniques, to date it does not appear that any have been commercialized. I also examine what the possible challenges for the commercialization of using bacteriophages and their proteins to create novel biomaterials might be.Dr. Hyman involves Ashland University science students in his research on bacteriophages. A recent graduate and former research assistant, Shane Bemiller, will be starting his doctoral studies this Fall, and two other students are currently working in Dr. Hyman's lab. Check back for more news on their findings.