Howdy! My name is Elizabeth and I'm a gut microbiologist. I hail from San Diego, but have lived in Kansas, Louisiana, Costa Rica, and the United Arab Emirates. I started my graduate career as a marine microbiologist and through incredibly circuitous channels now study the microbes that live inside the stomach of cows, I like to say I went from surf to turf. Over the last 12 years, I've cultured everything from the guts of cows, cryptobiotic soil, the deep sea, salt mines, and whalebones, now am excited to add historical sailor food to the list!