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The Gender and Science Ethnography lab is a collaborative research project led by Dr. Megan Tracy and Dr. Rebecca Howes-Mischel, professors of anthropology at JMU, that is supported by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the College of Arts and letters.

The current focus of this qualitative research lab is the development of a cross-species microbiome and its gendered implications. As anthropologists of science, we study the establishment of (and contestations within) collaborations between universities, national initiatives, and venture capital endeavors. Drawing on research experience focused on reproductive health and dairy science, this project takes the production and proliferation of science, scientific ideas, technologies, and materials of the maternal microbiome as our main research focus.  

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