For Spectrum News, I photographed Elise Robinson, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an institute member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and her beautiful array of plants in her office and at home. Her work focuses on genetic variants that may contribute to autism. You can read the profile at Spectrum News: Elise Robinson: Untangling the roots of cause and effect.
A big thanks to Rebecca for getting in touch for the assignment, and to Elise and her team for being so generous with their time.