Rough Neighborhoods

Monday, June 3 was my first day as a Blavatnik Fellow at Yale. Consequently, it was also the day I fell off my bike and dislocated my shoulder while biking in my new neighborhood. I had been biking to meet a friend for climbing when I hit a nasty bump that knocked the bike lockContinue reading “Rough Neighborhoods”

Synthetic Biology and Social Discomfort

On the way home from mushroom hunting, someone in the foraging group asks what I do for a living. That’s a tricky question. I could respond with the research I did for my PhD, which would be something like “biology” or “bioengineering” or “synthetic biology”, but none of these answers hold much meaning for people.Continue reading “Synthetic Biology and Social Discomfort”