In this episode, we interview Dr. Sophia Stone. She’s a molecular biologist and professor in the
Department of Biology at Dalhousie University.

Thanks to mentorship from strong female influences and unwavering commitment throughout
her life, Dr. Sophia Stone built a career in science that can help society answer critical questions
about the future of food security. Her research explores the fundamental principles that explain
how plants respond to their environments and cope with changes. It’s an area of research
that’s especially important today because producing enough food to feed the growing global
population in the face of climate change is an urgent problem in need of solutions.

Host David Barclay sits down with Dr. Sophia Stone to talk about her experience immigrating
from Jamaica to Canada, her career path and research, and her passion for increasing diversity
in STEM fields.

Sciographies is brought to you by Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Science and campus-
community radio station CKDU 88.1 FM in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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