Science students from 10 tristate area schools will descend upon Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. for the 2018 NYC Regional SEA-PHAGES Symposium on Saturday, April 14.
“SEA-PHAGES” stands for Science Education Alliance - Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science. A bacteriophage, also known informally as a phage, is a virus that infects and replicates within bacteria.
At the Mount, students can take a course called The Science of Viral Discovery. It is a classroom-based undergraduate research experience that introduces students to concepts and methods involved in scientific discovery. Using state-of-the-art technology, the students isolate, identify, and characterize bacteriophages.