I love telling stories about science, particularly ones that shine light on the process and people behind it.
I recently wrote a book, titled So You Want to Be a Neuroscientist? The goal is to give aspiring neuroscientists honest, informative insight about our field, as well as education and careers through it. You can find it on Amazon (Amazon Affiliates Link, #ad) or on the Columbia University Press Store!
You can get a glimpse of what the book contains by watching my book talk for Harvard Brain Initiative or reading some of my articles for The Spike: including, “Why you should (or shouldn’t) get a PhD in neuroscience,” “There’s no such thing as a computational person“,and “Preparing for a neuroscience PhD.”
There is also a review of my book in the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education.
If you’re curious about the process of writing a book, or thinking of pitching your own, check out this interview I did with the Signals blog.
I’ve also written for a few other outlets:
- How Neuroscientists Are Adapting to the Ongoing Pandemic
- In Foraging Tasks, New Opportunities to Study the Brain’s Complexity
- The Self-Organized Movement to Create an Inclusive Online Neuroscience School
- Discoveries of Rotational Dynamics Add to Puzzle of Neural Computation
- People ask about my experiments on mice. The answers are… complicated.
- Want to learn how brains go awry? First, we must learn how they work
- Five facts about Mary Putnam Jacobi, medical pioneer and suffragette
- Why designer drugs continue to be elusive
(a complete list of my posts for Massive can be found here)
NeuWrite San Diego
- They’re Right In Front of You: The story of the neuroscientist that almost wasn’t and the role of advocacy within neuroscience
- Truly Blissful Brains
- Birds, Brains, and Boats: The Harvey Karten Story
(a complete list of my posts for NeuWrite SD can be found here)
- There is no such thing as a computational person
- Why you should (or shouldn’t) get a PhD in Neuroscience
- The PhD picnic guidelines, rewritten
- The challenge to define cortex published on PLOS Neuro Blogs
(a complete list of my posts on Medium can be found here)