Probing the propensity of soil bacteria for couch-potatohood

Project Description : 

The DeAngelis lab is looking for two students to help with a project looking at what makes soil bacteria decide to behave like slobs rather than lean mean growing machines. Students will measure optical density and carbon dioxide concentrations, in addition to preparing growth media. Students should be reliable and conscientious workers, show attention to detail even when faced with repetitive tasks, able to follow instructions, have neat handwriting, and work at a reasonable pace. Tasks will be concentrated between ~6-10am and ~6-10pm, so people able to reliably work during those hours are encouraged to apply.

Due to the nature of the work, students should have at least moderate hand/arm strength.

Please provide a copy of your class schedule in your application.

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Name of Lab: 

The DeAngelis Lab

Contact Person: 

Grace

Contact E-mail: 

apold@umass.edu