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Iyeh Mohammadi

Chief Editor, Writer

Hello! My name is Iyeh and I’m a graduate student at UofT’s Department of Cell and Systems Biology. My research project is studying the involvement of stem cells in the development of ovaries in Drosophila melanogaster—aka the humble fruit fly.

The fly might be tiny but its role in science research is mighty. Reading and writing have been my passions for years, both fiction and non-fiction, and I read encyclopaedias just as much as I read novels. There’s something really cool about knowing how our world works and it seems like not a day goes by without an amazing new discovery. However, as wonderful and exciting as science is, it can be confusing if you don’t spend a lot of time studying it and there is a ton of misinformation spreading around by people who misunderstand or don’t know the facts. That is why science communication and making science accessible to the masses is vital and why I’ve joined the SCC. This is my third year being a chief editor and occasional writer and the experience is both helpful and rewarding! It comes with the bonus of reading our contributors’ articles and that is always fun.

To combat my worst enemy, boredom, I like to spend my free time reading (no surprises there), taking care of my plants, cooking, and playing DnD and the occasional video game.