Author Archives: Hannah Holland-Moritz

About Hannah Holland-Moritz

Hannah Holland-Moritz is a graduate student working in Noah Fierer’s lab. She graduated from UC Davis in June 2014 with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and minor in Bioinformatics and most recently spend a gap year working in Jonathan Eisen’s lab on the microbiome of seagrasses. Interested in Evolution, Ecology, Bioinformatics and all things microbial, she plans to pursue a career in research.

Winogradsky Columns!

For anyone who’s been following the Seagrass Microbiome Project you’ll know that we’ve had a long-running Winogradsky column side project running, courtesy of Jenna Morgan Lang who first had the idea to incorporate them into Seagrass Microbiome project and leverage … Continue reading

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Visualizing Microbiome Data: Choropleth Style

Recently I’ve needed to visualize spatial changes in my microbiome data that are easily interpretable by other people. The best solution I’ve come across is simply projecting the data onto a drawing of my organism. Like this: I’ve used SitePainter … Continue reading

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Musings from the Davis Undergraduate Research Conference

Last week, I finally experienced the dreaded Poster Presentation. After months of lab work and many frustrating hours tearing my hair out in front of a computer, I faced the most important part of this insane process we call science: sharing my results with … Continue reading

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“A leaf is not a petri dish” (a lesson from Steven Lindow)

Earlier this quarter I had the fortune to attend a guest lecture by Steven Lindow of UC Berkeley. Lindow is a renowned expert in plant-microbiology who has worked on some pretty cool projects over the years (he was one of … Continue reading

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JContextExplorer 2.0

So about a month ago, Phillip Seitzer, a member of the Facciotti Lab (just next-door to the Eisen Lab) was taking aside undergraduates to test drive his newest piece of software. I ended up being one of those undergraduates and … Continue reading

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Adventures With Qiime Part 1

So I’m in the process of learning how to use Qiime (pronounced ‘Chime,’ don’t ask me why). Qiime is a powerful program that can do many, many things, but I’m primarily using it to sort 16s reads and assign them … Continue reading

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Well, time to get this show on the road! Hello, I’m Hannah. I’m a fourth year undergraduate studying Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and History (for fun!) at the University of California, Davis. I’m currently working in the Eisen lab so you can … Continue reading

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