Send us your sample

In-person drop off

If you live or work close to MIT, you are welcome to drop-off your sample in person. There is a Herman Box on the ground floor main entrance of the west side of the building.

Here's our address: Parsons Laboratory
MIT Building 48
15 Vassar St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Send in by mail

If you live a bit further away and cannot get to us personally, it would be great if you sent us your starter by mail. We'll be very grateful and will share all of our analysis of your starter with you. It's actually quite easy, and you don't have to use any fancy shipping company.

  1. Put your Herman-in-a-bag in another ziploc (double-bag) and then in another bag (so triple-bag in total). This is just to make sure that it doesn't leak all over the postal service.
  2. Then you can put your super-packed Herman into an envelope and
  3. drop it off at the next post office.
  4. We'll let you know when it has safely arrived!

Mailing Address:
Gabriel Leventhal (Cordero Lab)
Parsons Laboratory
MIT Building 48-216ga
15 Vassar St.
Cambridge, MA 02139