Did Mom’s Immune System Affect Your Fetal Brain?

Originally posted in Psychology Today June 12, 2018 Researchers have found that a more active immune system in a pregnant mother can negatively impact the brain of her developing fetus. Previous epidemiological studies revealed a link between maternal inflammation (i.e. activation of mom’s immune system) and an increase in her child’s likelihood of developing a psychiatric disease... [Continued in Psychology... Continue Reading →

Dissecting the Brain, One Cell at a Time

Originally posted in Psychology Today April 2, 2018 Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing have broken new ground with their recent work examining the prefrontal cortex at the single cell level during human fetal development... [Continued in Psychology Today]

Botox: The good, the bad and the beautiful

Originally posted in Neuwrite San Diego February 15, 2018  Awards season is upon us. From the Golden Globes to the Grammys to the Oscars, we’ve seen celebrities posing on the red carpet, chatting with TV hosts, and accepting awards on stage. All the while I’ve found myself wondering, “Is he happy?” “Is she disappointed?” “Are emotions just... Continue Reading →

Science and S’mores: SciCommCamp 2017

Originally posted in NeuWrite San Diego November 23, 2017 SciCommCamp can be best described as a not-so-average conference for a diverse group of fabulously nerdy science communicators with a common goal: to make science publicly accessible. I left SciCommCamp with pep in my step and a bit more confidence in my planned post-graduate school transition out of... Continue Reading →

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