OIST: Predatory Bacteria–The Quest for a New Class of Antibiotics

OIST researchers take one step forward toward understanding and genetically manipulating B. bacteriovorus, a type of bacteria with promising potential use as a living antibiotic. A news article written for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) website.

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OIST: The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Lives–A Story of Survival

Researchers use genetic sequencing of museum specimens to confirm that the Lord Howe Island stick insect, once thought to be extinct, survived by hiding out on a nearby island. A news article written for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) website.

OIST: A Sustainable Future Powered by Sea

OIST researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy. A news article written for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) website.

OIST: Say Hello to the 3D Obama Ant

Three new ant species named in honor of key figures in conservation—Barack Obama, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and E.O. Wilson—are immortalized as 3D virtual avatars. A news article written for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) website.

OIST: Summer School of Science 2017

Many children experienced the joy of science at this year’s Onna/OIST Summer School of Science. I visited the school, took photos, and interviewed some of the children and staff involved. Read my article about the event on the OIST website!

OIST: Parasite Revealed—New Insights into Dicyemida

Researchers decisively classify marine parasite Dicyemida, yielding new opportunities for understanding parasites and evolution.  A news article written for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) website.