The Herman Project, a citizen science sourdough project from Assistant Professor Otto Cordero’s lab, was featured on MIT News. The Herman Project digitizes the tradition of peer-to-peer sharing of sourdough starters by asking users to document their location and type of flour used, and to share samples of the starter with Cordero’s lab. Postdoc Gabriel Leventhal, the creator of The Herman Project, is working with undergraduates Sarah Weidman and Lindsey McAllister to analyze the samples to study how microbial communities change in different conditions and environments. Read more on MIT News.