Morgan Q. Goulding

Morgan Q. Goulding

Americus, Georgia

Georgia Southwestern State University

Assistant Professor

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Published on Oct 14, 2018

GEARING UP FOR dsRNA EXPRESSION

GEARING UP FOR dsRNA EXPRESSIONTo express double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), we use a host strain of E. coli, HT115(DE3), genetically deficient in an enzyme (RNAse III) that normally degrades intracellul...

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Published on Oct 01, 2018

Snail DNA cloned into bacteria

Using the very fast and easy method of Chung et al (1989), I got four of my seven synthetic plasmids into the dsRNA expression strain. The other three transformations failed - why? Maybe because I ...

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Published on Sep 14, 2018

DNA has arrived

It took a while, even longer because it had to make a circuitous trip via UW. Now the DNA has gone down to Georgia, and is safe and sound in the freezer. Very soon, we can get these amazing synthet...

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Published on Aug 18, 2018

DNA is on the way!

Gene synthesis took longer than expected - just got notice that the active ingredient is en route, due to arrive soon in Seattle, to be forwarded on to Americus GA.

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Published on Aug 13, 2018

Moved Lab to Georgia Southwestern State U!

Setting up new lab here; beginning to recruit undergraduate student researchers. Some B. glabrata have come along; planning to register with the BEI/BRI snail source to get a fresh shipment soon.

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Published on Jul 24, 2018

Snails have arrived!

They were delayed by a miscommunication between the company that takes orders and the company that actually grows the snails. Better late than never! Here is a picture of some of them, floating on ...

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Published on Jun 30, 2018

UW EH&S Training completed

UW EH&S Training completed

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Published on Jun 30, 2018

Snails ordered

Snails ordered

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Published on Jun 14, 2018

First gene synthesis order

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Consciousness-raising on water quality in the USA! We need more like this. Keep up the good work!
Aug 30, 2018
Testing Water Quality and Its Correlation with Disease Diagnoses in Weakley County, TN
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Nice! Can we see some data showing that the instruments work?
Jul 31, 2018
Testing Water Quality and Its Correlation with Disease Diagnoses in Weakley County, TN
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Thanks to all for the generous support! The contributions made so far will go a long way toward funding the true cost of startup efforts. (This include child care expenses and two additional airplane seats!) Currently I am gearing up for the initial set of experiments. If these give promising results, further steps in the project will test feeding RNAi methods on several other Biomphalaria species as well as species of Bulinus (another planorbid) and Oncomelania (a weird, viviparous freshwater neogastropod), each of which can transmit schistosomiasis. Here's a funny photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oncomelania#/media/File:Oncomelania_minima.png
Jun 04, 2018
Eco-friendly and affordable molecular weaponry against snails that transmit schistosomiasis
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Thanks much Heike! Hello to your family too!
Jun 04, 2018
Eco-friendly and affordable molecular weaponry against snails that transmit schistosomiasis
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Thanks very much Heike! Hello to your family too!
Jun 04, 2018
Eco-friendly and affordable molecular weaponry against snails that transmit schistosomiasis
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