• Question: what is the biggest thing you have worked on

    Asked by Brayden DeVries to Stephanie, Kevin on 1 May 2016.
    • Photo: Stephanie Moon

      Stephanie Moon answered on 1 May 2016:

      Hi Brayden,
      I think the biggest project I’ve worked on was when I was trying to figure out if a piece of the Dengue virus and West Nile virus could block up a protein that we have in our human cells. I worked on it as a research project for almost five years. One thing about it that made it a big project was that I got to work with a lot of other scientists from around the world- scientists in Australia, Japan, other states in the US and even other universities and labs at the same school in Colorado where I worked. It was really cool to work with so many people to try to solve the same problem, and we ended up learning more about how Dengue and West Nile virus and other related viruses (like Zika and Yellow Fever virus) make us sick.

    • Photo: Kevin Baker

      Kevin Baker answered on 2 May 2016:

      The biggest project I worked on involved the human intestines. They are HUGE! We were looking to see if we could get a good bacteria to live in your gut. This good bacteria would grow and push out the bad bacteria. This project had a lot of different things going on and a ton of people were working on it. It was for a class and it was so much fun.

      During my PhD, my current project is the largest I have worked on and I am no where close to being done!