The day began with Dr. Tanner and a very interesting talk into the microbial diversity of the outflow from the waste water treatment plant, as well as several other pristine lakes in Oklahoma. This was followed by Dr. Callaghan speaking on Anaerobic hydrocarbon degradation.
After lunch, it was time to jump in the van, and head off to Aegis Labs in Oklahoma City. Aegis is a high-throughput food service testing lab, and the students had a chance to see first hand how an industrial lab handles samples, and compare it to the research lab environment. Thank you again to Aegis Labs!
Back in the lab, it was time to test the student’s isolates for antibiotic resistance, and begin the process of analyzing the 16s sequence that had just been returned from the OU Zoology sequencing center. With data coming back from a number of experiments, it was time for the students to begin organizing their thoughts, and their lab notebooks for the presentations on Friday!