Bruce Wittmann, a junior majoring in biochemistry and minoring in anthropology, came to Washington University in 2011. He joined the Strassmann/Queller Research Group in the summer of 2013 working with Debbie Brock. Bruce’s current work involves further testing the hypothesis that farming D. discoideum has a selective advantage over non-farming D. discoideum when colonizing a sterile environment. Outside of the lab he spends much of his time working on the First Year Center Executive Board designing and implementing Bear Beginnings, a new student orientation program, as well as other first year events. He is a teaching assistant for organic chemistry and also enjoys jogging, reading, and movie nights with his friends.