Chinmayi Balusu

Chinmayi Balusu

Chinmayi is a 17-year-old, undergraduate student at Columbia University who loves learning about the brain. She is the founder and CEO of Simply Neuroscience (IG: @simplyneuroscience), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering students' interdisciplinary interests in the brain. She has received many awards for her research work with the longevity compound rapamycin and its effects on brain tissue, and she was named a finalist in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2019. Outside of neuroscience, Chinmayi enjoys creating documentaries, practicing taekwondo, mentoring students, writing poetry, and going for long walks. Email: chinmayi@simplyneuroscience.org Instagram: @chinmayi_balusu LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chinmayi-balusu/


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Sleep and Circadian Rhythms: An Interview with Dr. Katherine Sharkey

Sleep and Circadian Rhythms: An Interview with Dr. Katherine Sharkey


Introduction I had the honor of interviewing Dr. Katherine Sharkey, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Assistant Dean for Women in Medicine and Science. Dr. Sharkey also serves as the Associate Director of the Sleep for Science Research Laboratory. H...

Interview: Neurological Complications of HIV/AIDS

Interview: Neurological Complications of HIV/AIDS


Introduction I had the honor of interviewing Dr. Igor Grant, the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Grant is involved in research on HIV/AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse, and chronic stress in the elderly; currently, his research is focused on the effects of HIV, methamphetamine a...

An Interview with Dr. Amanda Hernan of the University of Vermont

An Interview with Dr. Amanda Hernan of the University of Vermont


Introduction I was able to interview Dr. Amanda Hernan, PhD, post-doctoral research associate at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine. Dr. Hernan’s postdoctoral project involves understanding the mechanisms of cognitive deficits after seizures in brains with malformations. Specifically, the project is utilizing single unit...

Zebrafish and Hearing: An Interview with Dr. Allison Coffin

Zebrafish and Hearing: An Interview with Dr. Allison Coffin


Introduction Dr. Allison Coffin is an associate professor of neuroscience at Washington State University, Vancouver. Dr. Coffin is interested in sensory biology, specifically in how fish sense their environment and how they hear. Dr. Coffin’s focus is on using fish to understand more about our own hearing, including protecting our hearing....