UMass Amherst Neuroscience and Behavior Seminar

In my third year of grad school, I was asked to give the weekly NSB seminar talk. I used this opportunity to describe the findings from my control experiments and debunk the myth that pharmaceuticals like Strattera enhance your brain power. At least for my rats who weren’t exhibiting signs of inattention or hyperactivity beforeContinue reading “UMass Amherst Neuroscience and Behavior Seminar”

Gordon Research Conference

I attended the GRC for catecholamines (a category of chemical including dopamine, noradrenaline, and adrenaline) Summer 2019. There, I presented a poster comparing the effects on decision-making behavior of manipulating dopamine and noradrenaline vs noradrenaline alone. From the experiments I conducted, females seem to be more strongly affected by dopamine and noradrenaline manipulations, while malesContinue reading “Gordon Research Conference”

Three Minute Thesis (People’s Choice Award)

Thank you to everyone who voted for my Three Minute Thesis! I am proud to be your People’s Choice winner of the annual graduate competition held by UMass Amherst! If you’d like to read more about how the Three Minute Thesis changed from year to year during a global pandemic, check out my article posted onContinue reading “Three Minute Thesis (People’s Choice Award)”

Science Policy and Communication Podcast

I had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Bayer and my father, Bill Dauster (who has returned to the Senate since recording this podcast), on politics, science, communication, and everything in between. In this episode, we dove into the overlapping worlds of research and policy-making. We discussed the importance of a brief and informative report,Continue reading “Science Policy and Communication Podcast”

Inclusive Teaching

The Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) is one of my favorite organizations producing regular, asynchronously available, digestible webinars on interrogating academic biology as we know it and creating a more inclusive environment. Dr. Bryan Dewsbury gave a SABER talk and a workshop at UMass through the Inclusive Excellence Program. In thisContinue reading “Inclusive Teaching”