Julia Wright
B21 Scholar
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Fall
2024
Investigating fungi's capabilities for waste management and bioremediation
B21 Scholar
Fall
2024

Background

I am interested in how fungi, a fascinating, diverse, and underexplored kingdom of life, can be used to help the environment and those around us. Fungi have immense capabilities, being able to grow on nuclear waste in Chernobyl and potentially form computing networks, yet we know so little about them. During my time at Building 21, I will be exploring fungi's capabilities, with a focus on waste management and bioremediation. As I investigate this field, I hope to simultaneously give back to the community through diverting waste, improving mycological knowledge, and potentially alleviating food insecurity by donating harvested mushrooms.

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