I am someone with way more interests than is good for her.

I like writing. Mostly about science. But other things as well. Here, I like to practice what I’ve learned, turning papers I’ve read into blog posts. The idea is to make science accessible, and hopefully capture a bit of the logical process that goes into thinking like a scientist.

I started Bio by the Bay for three reasons:

  • For my community. I know many students passionate about science and this site began with the aim to provide them with extra resources and support.
  • Professional development. Honing in on my scientific literacy & communication skills is a personal and professional goal of mine, and this is my own little corner to practice in.
  • Just for fun. I love to write, and in the spirit of lifelong learning, I have here a convenient outlet.

Let’s connect!

You can send questions, comments, etc. to hdedstrom [at] biobythebay.com, or you can find me on:


Science is not a heartless pursuit of objective information; it is a creative human activity.

Stephen Jay Gould

Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.

Rosalind Franklin

It is very unfortunate if your theory predicts the presence of negative rabbits.

Stuart Kauffman

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Finally, I write here as a hobby with no actual editor. Feel free, therefore, to question literally everything I present.

Thanks for stopping by!