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Emily Marcisak

Emily Marcisak is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the human genetics program. She is a weightlifter, a national park explorer and a dog rescuer. As a frequent consumer of scientific nonfiction, she aims to blend her passions for reading, writing and science throughout her career.

A happy young adult woman enjoys time at her home, the house interior well designed and decorated with an assortment of interesting plants. She waters one of her plant arrangements with watering can.

A Plant in Every Lab

Feeling burned out? You are not alone. With so much time spent indoors, it is more important than ever to connect with nature. Research has shown that adding houseplants to your surroundings can improve your mood as well as your ability to learn, concentrate and be productive.