In the name of experimentation, Baranof Island Brewery hosted our first “science cafe” this week with Scientist in Residency Fellow Dr. Nic Blouin. Dr. Blouin chatted about his journey from photography to algal evolutionary genetics; what art and algae science have in common and shared his excitement about genetics. Over a beer and some snacks, Blouin explained his research and answered questions about why his work is important. A good time was had by all! Thank you to the Brewery for hosting.