JAR is the brainchild of the Wright lab in the Biology Department of Smith College. Inspired by our struggles with experimenting on sea anemones at home, we decided to create a platform for ourselves and others to vent about our experiences with conducting research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since a lot of the research done in this unusual time might not be of the caliber a formal journal would expect, our other goal is to provide a semi-formal journal for researchers to publish their pandemic-era findings. Unique to JAR are tales of cats knocking over beakers and the mysteries of what, exactly, is growing inside that months-old cup of coffee.
Editor-In-Chief: Kadin Kristjansson, Smith College ’24
Faculty Mentor: Professor Rachel Wright, Smith College