with White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses in the Harvard Cooking Lab
I'm a fifth year PhD candidate at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. For my research, I've been part of an interdisciplinary effort to understand the development of bacterial colonies called biofilms. Along the way, I've been helping develop the Science and Cooking course for undergraduates, as well as a summer program for kids.
Outside of lab, I enjoyed improv comedy, CrossFit, and cooking. Each of the hobbies has given me a new insight into the way that people learn. I'm fascinated about ways to incorporate these interests into innovative educational techniques.
In April 2013, I will be speaking about Science and Cooking at the MRS meeting in San Franscico.
For the past several months, I've spent much of my time analyzing photos of fluorescently-labeled bacterial colonies, like the one show shown here, so check back here for upcoming presentations about my research.
A Bacillus subitilis biofilm