Lab Manager, Natural Resources and the Environment
Harmony has been wrangling oysters in Matt Hare’s lab since 2008 and figuring out fish in Nina Therkildsen’s lab since 2016. She excels at being skeptical that her tubes of clear and colorless liquid contain DNA, extracting DNA from hard-to-reach places, and fighting with her computer to beat it into submission. She makes a mean plate diagram.
When she’s not working, Harmony enjoys the finer things in life: raising goats, ducks, chickens, and rabbits; completely ignoring her garden for years at a time, hiking, and writing novels. She’s originally from Alaska, but now proudly considers herself a New Yorker. She sometimes misses the pointy mountains of the West Coast, and she definitely misses the field work in Florida, especially around January and February every year.
She has recently become a proud supporter of diversity, inclusion, and justice, on and off-campus, and is currently serving on the DEI advisory council in DNRE to help make meaningful, positive changes to our department and hopefully beyond.
BS in Molecular Genetics and Entomology, WSU 2003.
306 Tower Rd
520 Bradfield Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
hbb7 [at] cornell.edu