Yosemite National Park, CA

Sabah Ul-Hasan
QSB PhD Student
University of California, Merced

My research interests center on the biotic interactions plant or animal hosts and their microbes. There's a whole world out there worth knowing. My current focus is on living and non-living infections, and their bioenergetic and biomedical applications. which I am investigating these infections as a PhD student under Dr. Mark Sistrom and Dr. Tanja Woyke. My previous research experience can be found here

It's absolutely fantastic to be a part of the collaborative blog project known as Feed The Data Monster. My contribution to the blog is to describe marine biology, molecular biology mutualisms, and scientific theory in a simple and easy (digestible) fashion.  

Stay hungry!

Recent Blog Posts: 

February 20, 2015:
Molecule of the Month: LSD
The science behind the effect of LSD.

November 24, 2014:
Who Ker(atin)s?
A commentary on the "thick-headed".

October 13, 2014:
Molecule of the Month: Anthocyanins
A colorful investigation.

September 12, 2014:
Molecule of the Month: Something Sweet.
A contrast of flavors.

August 15, 2014:
Time After Time
A year of FTDM writing.

June 16, 2014:
Molecule of the Month: Dads.
Not your average Father's Day.

May 30, 2014:
Are you what you eat?
A biochemical investigation of food.

May 2, 2014:
Molecule of the Month: Something Salty.
FTDM's first on molecules highlights.

April 4, 2014:
Water's the matter?
Insight into our daily essentials.

March 10, 2014:
Cats on the Mind
A love for cats, and then some.

February 16, 2014:
Waste Not, Want Not.
What to know about being green.

February 14, 2014:
Biochemistry is in the Air, Literally - Spring is Coming
All the joys that come with love.

January 31, 2014:
A Total Snooze Fest?
The quintessentials on catching Zs.

January 10, 2014:
Winter is Coming: Molecular Biology Edition
Surprising insights on the Polar Vortex.

December 20, 2013:
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (for lamprey)
The many functions of lamprey.

November 29, 2013.
The Morning After.
Chemical perspectives on a holiday favorite.

October 30, 2013:
You can run, but you can't hide from NEUROHORMONES.
Putting neurohormones on the radar.

October 5, 2013:
Biochemistry???...And other complexing foci.
A simplification of complicated science jargon.

September 19, 2013:
What's in a New Hampshire Tide Pool?
An easy guide to marine fauna in coastal NH.

August 22, 2013:
Miss. Marketing
A briefing encouraging women in science.

August 15, 2013:
Vampire Fish vs. Petromyzon marinus
The fine line between fluffy and credible science communication.