Lydia Bourouiba is a physical applied mathematician concentrating on geophysical problems of hydrodynamic turbulence and on the mathematical modeling of population dynamics and disease transmission. She joined the applied mathematics group in November 2009 as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer. She also worked at the Centre for Disease Modelling at York University on the modeling of multi-scale bird migration and on competitive dynamics between diseases. Dr. Bourouiba completed her doctorate from McGill University studying rotating homogeneous turbulence theoretically and numerically. She received various fellowships and awards, including Sigma Xi award and nomination for an NSERC Doctoral Prize by the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. This year, she is the organizer and chair at the 2010 Symposium on Biological Fluid Dynamics, Whither Biofluids? at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Biology, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.