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Lagniappe

There are plenty of things about Sarah and the lab that don’t fit into the other categories on the webpage. Here is where we’ve compiled all the “extras”.

Nothing in biology makes sense! was a blog I co-founded with Noah Reid, Jeremy Yoder, Devin Drown and CJ Jenkins in 2011. I’ve effectively retired but am still proud of many of the posts (particularly the info-comic I made about antibiotic resistance).

BAHfest is a fantastic outreach/comedy/fake-science event that is sweeping the world. Click here for more information or watch Sarah’s winning BAHfest West 2014 talk:

 

 

And here is the Science Friday coverage of BAHFest, with Zach Weinersmith, Ira Flatow and me! (3 April 2015)

I was part of the "How Molecular Ecologists Work" series over at the Molecular EcologistCheck it out!

More information about my brilliant partner – Noah Reid – and his research are on his webpage.

I was profiled by Roberta Kwok for Nature Jobs about moving away from wet lab to dry lab work. 

Software Carpentry

Really good (and free and open-source) modules for teaching beginners the basics: The Unix Shell, Programming with Python, Programming with R, Using Databases and SQL, Version Control with Git, and more...

QIIME Tutorials

If you'd like to get started with microbial community analysis, QIIME tutorials (Mac users can use MacQIIME) tutorials. These may require a little knowledge of the command line, but they give you some data and tell you what to type, then what you're looking at. If you're at all familiar with R, playing around with some phyloseq tutorials (like this) can be easy/informative. 

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Storrs, CT 06269-3125

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