Interested in joining a nationwide community of researchers working on phage diversity?


  • Fall semester lab – isolate, name, and characterize a Mycobacteriophage from soil
  • Interim – one phage is sequenced (while you relax at home)
  • Spring semester lab – bioinformatics analysis of your sequenced phage

A Mycobacteriophage; image from:



The SEA-PHAGES lab is attached to the General Biology course. You must enroll in both Biol 101 (Fall 2018) and Biol 102 (Spring 2019).


By June 8 in the form below, upload a one-page essay outlining your “perfect career” after a STEM major at Lafayette College. You will be notified in mid-June.

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Look here for the official website of the HHMI SEA-PHAGES program.

Questions? For answers, please email, use SEA-PHAGES in the subject line.