Sarah McAnulty

Sarah McAnulty

Apr 13, 2015

Group 6 Copy 137
6
Please wait...

About This Project

The Hawaiian Bobtail squid has a glowing bacterium that lives in a specialized organ on their underside. As the squid swims at night, the bacteria glow, preventing predators from detecting the squid's silhouette against the moonlight. Squid immune cells are able to distinguish beneficial from harmful bacteria and know to kill only harmful bacteria. Our lab researches how the immune system makes this decision.
Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

A conservation comic book: Involving Rwandan children in saving endangered Grey Crowned Cranes

Grey Crowned Cranes are now classified as ‘endangered’ and their population is fast declining so if we don...

Community-based Leishmaniasis research in Sri Lanka

Leishmaniasisis a neglected tropical parasitic diseases in the world and is spread by the bite of sand flies...

StarScaffold - Creating Better Multi Protein Structures

StarScaffold is a scaffold protein designed to specifically link other proteins to itself. It’s a platform...

Backer Badge Funded