Dancing Diatom @ICGEB, Delhi

Observed during DBT Foldscope workshop… Dancing Diatom Also from same sample, pirouetting mystery-bug-aggregate  

Micro Fairy at UCMerced ponds

I had fantastic day working with students , undergrads, local high school students – teaching and testing foldscope. We had around 60 participants with lots of high school students from local areas. I am personally inspired to meet the students; and really excited to see what they share and post with the community. Happy to…

Diatoms of Clear Lake, CA

I recently went to my brothers graduation in Chico and on the way home took a little detour to visit Clear Lake, California, hypothesized to be one of the oldest lakes in North America at 480,000 years old according to USGS. The lake is teaming with life and in the summer gets deep green with…

Manipulating a diatom inside a Foldscope 

Yesterday; with the help of Paul, we went out in Monetrey Bay and did a plankton tow to pull out all kinds of things from the ocean. This was a 100micron screen; so we got a lot and lot of stuff. I have an infinite amount of microscopy to do – but I wanted to…