Out Loud  / CPLOP

Written by Victoria Billings four years ago

CSI: E. coli

A bearded man and a young woman stand next to each other, smiling and holding small stuffed animal models of E. coli, which are fuzzy, oval-shaped and have two big eyes and little tentacles.

The last creature I would ever think to fingerprint would be an E. coli microbe. First, it doesn’t have fingers. And second, it’s gross. But then again, I’m not biological sciences professor Chris Kitts, who has pioneered the Cal Poly