Sounds Of The Sea



A podcast for phage hunters about phage discovery and genomics. Graham Hatfull, Welkin Pope, Steve Cresawn, Dan Russell, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, and Charles Bowman discuss phage and education related topics with guests.


  • Bill Jacobs

    06/11/2015 Duração: 36min

    We talk to Mycobacterial legend Bill Jacobs, the creator of shuttle phasmids, the developer of the beloved smeg strain mc²155, and the twin brother of our very own Debbie Jacobs-Sera. Bill talks about how he got into science, his past Mycobacterial work, a potential vaccine for Herpes, and armadillos.

  • To lyse, or not to lyse?

    14/10/2015 Duração: 46min

    The Pitt crew discusses lysogeny, immunity, and why there's no such thing as a lysogenic phage.

  • The Maine Event

    06/04/2015 Duração: 47min

    Graham, Welkin, Deb, Charlie and Steve talk to Sally Molloy and Keith Hutchison from the University of Maine.

  • All Forest, No Trees

    03/03/2015 Duração: 39min

    Forest Rohwer discusses viral metagenomics and the Year of the Phage.

  • What’s the Difference?

    24/02/2015 Duração: 46min

    Graham, Dan, Charlie, Welkin and Deb discuss sameness and differences in mycobacteriophages and the clustering of Actinomycetales phages.

  • Live from the Atlantic Northwest

    18/11/2014 Duração: 46min

    Marianne Poxleitner from Gonzaga joins Graham et al for a discussion of their unique implementation of the SEA-PHAGES program as well cluster K phages.

  • My PET Project

    18/11/2014 Duração: 47min

    Ann Findley, Chris Gissendanner, and Allison Wiedemeier from the University of Louisiana Monroe join for discussion of their SEA-PHAGES program and cluster prediction using the Phage Enzyme Tool (PET) (available at:

  • Rebekomics

    11/11/2014 Duração: 51min

    Rebekah Dedrick, a research associate in the Hatfull Lab, discusses RNA-seq and ribo-seq approaches to dissecting phage gene expression.

  • The Perfect Hosts

    14/10/2014 Duração: 40min

    The group discusses the current and future state of phagehunting on the new non-mycobacterial hosts being used in the program, Rhodococcus and Arthrobacter.

  • Signals on the Horizon

    05/09/2014 Duração: 40min

    Recent improvements to Phamerator are highlighted and the new SEA-PHAGES app is revealed!. Signals: PMID of papers discussed: 23945046.

  • Phage Integration and Packaging et al.

    22/08/2014 Duração: 41min

    Graham and the Pitt crew discuss new findings in bacteriophage biology. PMID of papers discussed: 25058116, 24711378, 24799672.

  • Pipe Dreams

    23/07/2014 Duração: 27min

    Live Recording from South Africa featuring guests Victoria Kasprowicz and Vanisha Munsamy discussing educational programs and experiences.

  • Out of Africa

    15/07/2014 Duração: 45min

    Live Recording from South Africa featuring guests Michelle Larsen and Eric Rubin discussing phagehunting in South Africa, tuberculosis, and rapid diagnostics for TB.

  • Down on the Farm

    22/06/2014 Duração: 54min

    Live Recording from the SEA Symposium Featuring Guests from the Program. Guests Include Kevin Bradley, Lu Barker, Lee Hughes, Sandra Burnett, and David Dunbar

  • What's in a Name?

    30/05/2014 Duração: 35min

    An Introduction to Sounds of the SEA