A quick update on the Sourdough Project! We are currently up to 300 samples (and counting) and we’ve got a fantastic team of undergraduates working on processing and characterizing our samples:  Kinsey Drake, Nick Kamkari, and Shravya Sakunala.

Kinsey has made a map of our where the starters we currently have (red) and those we are awaiting (blue) based on participants who have filled out the questionnaire.

Tufts undergraduate Kinsey Drake wearing a while lab coat and purple gloves working at the bench in the Wolfe lab.

Kinsey Drake, Tufts undergraduate, works in the Wolfe lab processing samples for the Sourdough Project.

It has been so encouraging and exciting to hear from you about your starters and we are looking forward to many more discoveries. Thanks to those of you in far off places, we’re looking at you New Zealand, for sending starters across datelines and hemispheres. If you know someone maintaining a starter who is living in a place without a pin, we’d love to fill in the map!