I love microbes.
I’m currently studying microbes as a Fellow in the Boundaries of Life Initiative at the Laboratory for Research in Complex Systems (formerly Global Viral); I’m also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at San Francisco State University. You can find out about some of my most recent projects on my Research page; over the course of my studies I’ve had experience working on everything from bacteriophages to bacteria to archaea to fungi, and even a few plants and animals. Find more from me at:
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In addition to microbes, I love food– and the intersection of food and microbes. I’m an avid cake baker and fermentation enthusiast, and food is often a theme in my science outreach activities— as founder of the Stanford Wine Society, and a volunteer with the UC Master Food Preserver program.
And when I’m not doing science or food, I’m often dancing, or teaching dance. I’ve spent several years training in competitive dancesport, and have held leadership roles with the MIT Ballroom Dance Team, Stanford Ballroom, and the Swing Devils of the Palouse. Whatever the style, I’m always happy to be your dance partner!
Want to get in touch? Email me at jessica.lee (at) globalviral (dot) org.