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1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I’m a 4th year Neuroscience PhD student at Baylor College of Medicine and a happy member of the Daoyun Ji lab. I study the neuroplasticity underlying contextual fear memory in the schaffer collateral synapse in mice via tetrode recording. In other words, I study the changes in specific connections in a region of the brain called the hippocampus (i.e. region highly implicated...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you, and what do you do? Hi! I am Dr. Joyonna Gamble-George. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biology with Honors in Mathematics from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master of Health Administration from the University of South Florida College of Public Health, and a PhD in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. During my doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University, I became an...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Amber Johnston and I’m a Masters student at Michigan State University studying the potential effect emerging and endemic fish pathogens have on Great Lakes lake sturgeon populations. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I grew up in Michigan, and with that I inherently developed...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Denisse Vega Ocasio, I am a Global Health and Infectious Disease researcher originally from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I completed my undergraduate training in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Following that, I completed my Master’s Degree in Public Health and Health Policy in Philadelphia from the...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi! My name is Monica Vidaurri, and I am an astrobiologist and policy and ethics specialist. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? It was an incredibly roundabout way to arrive here! I have always been fascinated with astrobiology (even before I knew the word for it!) and space science. However,...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is CharleneRivera-Bonet and I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I completed my bachelor’s in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey and am currently a graduate student in Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I work in a laboratory that uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as a tool to study the brain. Basically, it...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Ester Alvarez-Benedicto and I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Obtained my BS in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras in 2018. I am currently living in Dallas while I get my PhD in Cancer Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Chinmayi Balusu. I’m a 17-year-old undergraduate student at Columbia University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences. I’m passionate about neuroscience and its interdisciplinary connections. In my free time, I enjoy writing poetry, exploring nature, practicing taekwondo, and exploring new music. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi! My name is Adana Llanos Wilson, although professionally I go by Adana Llanos. I am a molecular and cancer epidemiologist and Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Public Health. My research focuses on cancers that disproportionately affect minorities and medically underserved populations. The objective of my research program is to understand the molecular and sociobiological...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Jillian Wise, PhD. I am a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School-The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. I am working on researching the genomics of cancer as it relates to resistance to therapies and immunology. Also, I am a Founding Member of TIME’S UP Healthcare. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Ainara Sistiaga and I am a molecular geoarchaeologist. I study the lipids (fats) that survive in ancient rocks and artifacts to better understand past climate and human history. I work as a researcher in the University of Copenhagen and MIT. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Shelly Miller, I am a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. I teach and conduct research on urban air pollution 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I decided I wanted to be a Professor my Junior year in college. I knew I was good at, and loved...