Preserving Biodiversity

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the importance of biodiversity, because I’m in the process of writing a research proposal that has at its core the preservation of fungal diversity. This is important—we no more want to drive a fungus out of existence than we want to destroy a large mammal. But how do … Continue reading Preserving Biodiversity

STEM Expo in Wellesley, MA

This past Saturday, my daughter and I attended the STEM expo that was held at Wellesley High School. Her friend’s mother, who is a professor of mathematics, had a booth at which she taught visitors how to make secret codes, which was a great way for young visitors to learn about one of the ways mathematics can be applied … Continue reading STEM Expo in Wellesley, MA


Hi! My name is Sasha, and I’m a first-year PhD student in Boston University’s Department of Biology. I recently joined Dr. Jenny Talbot’s lab. She’s doing some really exciting research on microbial ecology and phylogenetics. I’m thrilled to be a part of it, and I decided to start this blog to share interesting news in … Continue reading Greetings!