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”

Gender in Science Radio Interview

My friend Louis Colaruotolo has an awesome radio show called “We Know Some Stuff” in which he interviews PhD students about their science passions. He is earning his Food Science PhD in Canada, and invited me to be an *international* guest on the show. In my episode, we discussed gender in science from the strugglesContinue reading “Gender in Science Radio Interview”

Immunohistochemistry

One man’s illness is another man’s experimental verification method. What is immunohistochemistry and why would we need it? When we want to make specific cells stand out in a crowded jumble, we turn to antibodies and fluorescence. Scientists have developed a tool to study the brain based on the body’s natural immune response. If youContinue reading “Immunohistochemistry”

Brain Surgery… It’s Not Rocket Science!

I know brain surgery sounds intimidating. Someone who does brain surgeries on a regular basis must be a genius! In reality, it’s probably much lower tech than you’re imagining. I performed my first brain surgery at 19 years old. If you’re interested in neurobiology but are intimidated by the idea of brain surgery, take aContinue reading “Brain Surgery… It’s Not Rocket Science!”