Interview

Interview

Interviews with neuroscientists on current research and recent/past publications. Questions, including those on research and careers, are answered in interviews pertaining to, but definitely not limited to, topics like Parkinson’s Disease all the way to Drug Addiction.

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Parkinson’s Disease: An Interview

Parkinson’s Disease: An Interview


    Rachel Cliburn and Carlie Hoffman are Neuroscience PhD students at Emory University.  Rachel and Carlie study Parkinson’s disease, specifically focusing on the role of vesicular proteins.  I interviewed Rachel and Carlie, asking about their research, the life of a PhD student, and Parkinson’s Disease.   ...

Dr. Elisabeth Glowatzki, Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Elisabeth Glowatzki, Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Introduction I sat down with Dr. Elisabeth Glowatzki, Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to talk about her role, education, innovation, and projects she’s currently conducting in neuroscience, including teaching, research, and physiology. Dr. Glowatzki is currently...

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...

Neuroscience Research Spotlight: Dr. Geoffrey Ganter

Neuroscience Research Spotlight: Dr. Geoffrey Ganter


    Last week I sat down with Dr. Geoffrey Ganter to discuss his research. Dr. Ganter works in the University of New England’s (UNE) Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences; like many of his colleagues at the university, he specializes in pain research. Dr. Ganter uses Drosophila Melanogaster, or fruit flies, to conduct his resea...

An Interview with Alie Caldwell of Neuro Transmissions

An Interview with Alie Caldwell of Neuro Transmissions


Introduction     Alie Caldwell, better known as Alie Astrocyte, is the neuroscience-half of the two-person team of the increasingly popular YouTube channel, Neuro Transmissions. Launched in 2015, Neuro Transmissions brings information about neuroscience to a wide audience through social media [1]. The channel now has over 10,000 subscr...

Dr. Bilsky: Studying Pain and Drug Addiction

Dr. Bilsky: Studying Pain and Drug Addiction


Recently, I interviewed Dr. Ed Bilsky, founding Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, and Co-director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function at the University of New England. Dr. Bilsky talks about his background and experience in researching the neurobiology of pain and drug...

Studying Memory: An Interview

Studying Memory: An Interview


I interviewed Ethan Solomon, a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Computational Memory Lab, where he conducts research on the electrophysiology of memory.   Alexander- What made you interested in neuroscience? Ethan- I don't understand how anybody could not be interested in neuroscience! Understanding the brain ...

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...

Future Outlook on Glioblastomas

Future Outlook on Glioblastomas


With just a 10% three-year survival rate and 90% recurrence rate, glioblastomas are among the deadliest tumors. Most prevalent in adults, the tumor increases in frequency with age and gender, striking men more than women [1].  I recently spoke with Dr. Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD, MBA, a professor, director of the brain tumor program, and chair of ...

Interview: Studying Dyslexia

Interview: Studying Dyslexia


    I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Guinevere Eden, Director of the Center for Study of Learning and full Professor at the Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical Center and previous President of the International Dyslexia Association. Dr. Eden talks about how she came to study dyslexia and the major role of techn...

Desirée De León: PhD Student Interview

Desirée De León: PhD Student Interview


    I interviewed Desirée De León, a rising 3rd Year PhD Student at Emory University. She described her research, thoughts, and experiences as a PhD student working on behavior in primates.  Despite the grueling demands of PhD programs, Desirée manages to find the beauty in her studies.   William: What...

An Interview with Justus Kebschull, Postdoc at Stanford University

An Interview with Justus Kebschull, Postdoc at Stanford University


Abstract Justus Kebschull is a 29 year old Stanford postdoctoral researcher. Born and raised in Germany, he completed his undergraduate education in England and his PhD in New York. Kebschull, during his undergraduate years, was interested in gene regulation and not very interested in neuroscience. While trying to attain his PhD, he discovered t...

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....