Photos provided by the author. I spend a lot of my free time roaming around my developing, growing urban jungle. We have a small apartment in Harbor East, and since moving here in 2020 during the pandemic, I’ve found total peace in picking up houseplants that bring me joy and caring for them in my […]
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.
Genetics began in the garden — Mendel’s pea experiments revolutionized and developed the field and principles we know and study today. Similarly, my scientific journey began with plants. In college, I studied the model organism Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, which is unique in its ability to thrive in total darkness, whereas most plants rely on photosynthesis. My […]