About Us

Important Note:

BiologyMom is NOT a medical doctor, she has Ph.D. (see below). IF YOU or YOUR CHILD ARE ILL, please see a doctor. I can neither diagnose nor help you with treatment of illness.

Although the information I am providing will always be referenced and will come from respected sources, it should NEVER replace the advice of a trusted health professional. I reserve the right to inject my own personal opinion but will try to make it clear when I am doing so.

Who are we?

BiologyMom has a Master's degree (University of California, Santa Barbara) in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and a Ph.D. (Universit´┐Ż de Paris-Sud XI, France) in Microbial Genetics. Most importantly, she is a mother of two!

In addition to her academic experience, BiologyMom did research in the Biotech industry in the San Francisco Bay Area for 5 years (searching for alternate treatments for osteoporosis, AIDS and cancer). She is currently a university professor in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Spring 2021 Team BiologyMom consisted of MCPHS University undergraduates who contributed significantly to the research for and updating of scientific information for the site. They include:

The website was designed by Diala Ashkar and Daniel Hart.... and implemented by danArt Creations.


Why BiologyMom created this site:

I've always been concerned about the lack of clear communication and understanding between the scientific community and the public, especially when the results of scientific research have a direct impact upon our health and lifestyle. Because of this, and because there is now a whole range of issues that can affect the well-being of my children, I decided to provide some basic scientific explanations, relevant links and eventually a discussion forum for parents like myself who want to be informed.