Neuroscience graduate students tell you why the f*** you should care about what they study.
Artwork by Hannah Smilansky
Music by Jacob Rosenberg
Meredith Schmehl, Duke
Meredith Schmehl is a Ph.D. Candidate in Neurobiology at Duke University, where she studies how seeing and hearing are combined in the brain. Outside the lab, she is an active science communicator and science policy advocate, serving as the Communications Committee Chair of the National Science Policy Network, producing a podcast, and writing about science and policy. Find Meredith on Twitter (@MeredithSchmehl) or on her website (meredithschmehl.com).
Tyler Dause, Ohio State
Tyler Dause is a Behavioral Neuroscience PhD candidate in the Psychology Department at the Ohio State University. Tyler is a current member of the Kirby lab, which aims to reveal new insight into the biology of neural stem cells. Tyler’s work specifically focuses on the ability of hippocampal neural stem and progenitor cells to regulate their environment through the expression of growth factors. To learn more about the Kirby lab and ongoing research visit their website at https://u.osu.edu/kirbylab/.
Elise Lemanski, UDel
Elise Lemanski is a Neuroscience PhD student at the University of Delaware. She works in the Schwarz lab which explores the role of the neuroimmune and endocrine systems on brain and behavior throughout development with a focus on sex differences. Elise’s research has focused on the Zika virus and its effect on brain development in rats. Elise is originally from Ohio and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience at The Ohio State University. She spends her time outside of lab with her two cats, and is excited to return to dancing when the pandemic is over. Find her on twitter @lemanski_elise.
What the f*** is this? An Introduction
Welcome to "Why the F*** Should We Care?", a podcast for neuroscience graduate students to share why the f*** we should care about their work. Interested in being interviewed? Reach out on Twitter @whythefshouldw1 or @RGilfarb