Joshua Ho is a Ph.D candidate in the Developmental Biology program at Washington University in St. Louis. In the rare moments that he’s not doing science, he loves to cook and read.

Replenish and Repeat
Growing Neurons in a Petri Dish
By Joshua Ho

WHEN NATE AND HIS BROTHERS were placed into my care, I gave them instructions on how to live in their new home and kept them in a plastic container for a week. Eventually, I moved Nate’s little family to a better home — a carefully cleaned and treated glass environment that I had custom-prepared for them.