Rose Perry, PhD, is an applied research scientist with a doctorate in neuroscience & physiology from New York University. Her research has examined how social connections can “get under the skin” to buffer individuals from the long term, negative effects of stress and trauma. In April 2020, understanding the unique social challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic was raising, Rose established Social Creatures, with the mission of ensuring that any individual can socially connect with others, no matter their circumstances.
Rose's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics we cover:
Why are you fascinated by psychology and neuroscience?How did you figure out that you loved the research part of psychology?Why did you like rodent research more than human research as an undergrad?Why were you so intrigued by social support & connection?How have your personal experiences shaped your research?What is community co-design? How does your nonprofit use it?Why did you choose to do your PhD in neuroscience in a medical school?What was your rat research on in graduate school?How has your rodent research informed your human research and applied work?What are major differences in skills that are required to do rodent and human research?Research is not a monolithAdvice for prospective and current PhD students: social support, finding a mentor, and gaining skills that match future goals.How did pressure to pursue an academic path influence what you did after graduate school?Once you decided academia wasn’t for you, how did you decide what to do after?How did the idea for Social Creatures come about?What does it mean that “social connections can get under the skin”?How does Social Creatures reach its goals to facilitate social connections for everyone?Want to volunteer with Social Creatures?Advice for researchers who want to apply their knowledge in industryVisit psychmic.com to sign up for the newsletter, where you'll get career tips, grad school resources, and job opportunities straight to your inbox! Follow @psych_mic on Instagram to submit questions for speakers and stay in the loop.
Music by: Adam Fine