Research maw

This image of a terrifically toothy open mouth greets visitors to the Shi Lab’s web site at UCLA. We learned about it from Aatish Bhatia, who advises that you go to the site and “click on ‘Research‘ for full effect“:

mouth

That “Research” page can lead to several little adventures, including a violent little presentation about antimicrobial peptides.

Among the lab’s many published studies, one seems potentially most pleasing for anyone who likes to declaim, loudly and proudly, colorful phrases:

Phenotypic analyses of frz and dif double mutants of Myxococcus xanthus”  [W. Shi, Z. Yang, H. Sun, H. Lancero, and L. Tong, FEMS Microbiology Letters,  vol. 192, pp. 211-215.]

Improbable Research