By Carolyn Buckwalter

Carolyn received her PhD in biomedical science in the buckeye state. She currently resides in the great white north where she studies bacteria and vaccines as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto.

  1. Itchy memories

    I had chickenpox when I was 5. At the time, I was going through a bit of a puckish phase. My parents indulged in my demands to only wear dresses. I have a vivid memory of itching my shins until blood appeared between the tiny pink hearts on the previously white tights. My sister wouldn’t get chickenpox until a few years later while on our family’s first trip to Disney…

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