Grace Tsai

Grace Tsai

College Station, Texas

Texas A&M University, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Atlantic World Marine Archaeology Research Institute

Principal Investigator


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Published on Dec 09, 2018


UpdatesHi Everyone! It's been a while since we last updated our project.Please check out our latest blog post to read our progress here:

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Published on Jul 19, 2018

Oxidation, Scurvy, and Other Gross Things

Oxidation, Scurvy, and Other Gross ThingsWe’ve been hard at work in the lab and are finally getting results thanks to the collaboration and help of several on- and off-campus professors, researcher...

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Published on Apr 26, 2018

Some Preliminary Results to Share!

We recently presented posters at Texas A&M University's Student Research Week, the shipboard beertasting event, and at Texas A&M's Nautical Program Shipwreck Weekend. If you were unable to ...

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Published on Mar 15, 2018

Historical Beertasting on 19th-Century Elissa

Historical Beertasting on 19th-Century Elissa In a week, on Friday, March 23, 2018, the Ship Biscuit & Salted Beef (SBSB) Research Project, led by Texas A&M PhD student Grace Tsai, will be ...

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Published on Mar 02, 2018

Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) for Flavor Profiling

Check out our latest blog post that recounts the GC/MS results from the historical beer sample!

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Published on Jan 29, 2018

New Bacteria Species in Salted Beef

Winter break was both exciting and stressful. Exciting because we received some unexpected results from the microbial laboratory work, but stressful because we were rushing to have the results read...

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Published on Oct 01, 2017

Increase in soluble protein of wine

Increase in soluble protein of wine Wine Sample (08-19-17) Wine Sample (09-19-17) Protein: 0.19603 mg/mL Protein: .33267 mg/mL

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Published on Sep 09, 2017


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Published on Aug 23, 2017

Salted Beef!

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Hi Folks! More updates are available on our Facebook page that we update periodically with the newest data :)
Thanks! We have several more updates on our Facebook page that we post periodically
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We'll keep everyone updated with how it goes :) Thanks for your support!
Reply to:Cindy WuCindy Wu
Thanks for the nice comments! We think most of these microbes are halotolerant so don't require salt to survive but can withstand it--they don't seem to be strict halophiles at least, but we'll need to confirm that with further research and tests. We're not sure if the majority of the microbes ...more