Andrew Scarpelli

Andrew Scarpelli is a graduate student in the Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program. He works in the lab of chemical engineering professor Joshua Leonard on a project trying to re-engineer the way that bacteria exchange genetic information. Andrew is super interested in how science is viewed by the mainstream and the interactions between professional scientists and the average individual unfamiliar with science. In his spare time, Andrew is a folk mandolinist, political junkie, biker extraordinaire, a vegan chef of infamy, and trivia master. He enjoys oxford commas.

Content by Andrew Scarpelli

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The choice between being productive or playing video games is a simple one for most people.

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So everything about what I’m going to tell you is awesome. So awesome, you're going to want to buy one of these:

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Benedict Arnold has nothing on your average bacteria. Battles between the one-celled organisms rage on all day and all night between different species and individuals.

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Since this is my first post, I feel I should introduce myself before I dive in.