Friday, January 15, 2010

Just Me 'n My Microbe

I am spending my exciting Friday night with a fuzzy green microbe. Yes, I lead an exciting life. For my graduate epidemiology class, we are studying various infectious diseases and the role they have in public health.

To make class more entertaining, the professor gave us each a different disease to study, but in the form of a fuzzy stuffed animal microbe that we got to keep. Microbes ranged from H1N1 (Bird Flu), to HIV, to tropical diseases such as Malaria (which I received, though my fuzzy green microbe is more formally known as Plasmodium falciparum).

For those science teachers or nerds out there like myself who would like to purchase similar items for teaching or educational purposes, microbes can be purchased at

I leave you with a picture of my fuzzy Friday night date (both the stuffed form and the real, microscopic form).



  1. what graduate program are you in, jasmin? and your microbe kinda looks cute! ;o)

  2. I am in a graduate Public Health program.


  3. Found your blog through SITS! It's great to see another graduate student out there in the world of blogging. I'm a second-year grad student in Linguistics myself.

  4. who knew they were so adorable?

    Visiting you from SITS--have a great day!


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