Official Blogger for Society for Neuroscience Meeting 2017

This year I'll be an official meeting blogger for the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, D.C from November 11-15. I'll be focusing primarily on Themes F (Integrative Physiology and Behavior) and G (Motivation and Emotion), but also writing about anything else that catches my eye at the meeting. Expect a lot of posts on …

The Problem of Science & Politics, and What You Can Do About It

I don't watch much TV, but I recently found myself watching a rerun of the popular History Channel show, Ancient Aliens. I figured it would be good for a laugh, and it definitely didn't disappoint. The episode in question focused on regions that have historically been plagued by violent conflict, what the show refers to …

What to Consider When Thinking About Graduate School: A First-Year’s Perspective

As of a few days ago, I am officially one twentieth (approximately) of the way through my PhD program. I mentioned in a previous post that coming to the University of Washington's graduate program in neuroscience was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I had a fantastic experience during my first quarter - …

Neuroscience in Seattle/Hunter-Gatherers, Sleep and Screens in the Modern World

Although it's only been about a month and a half, I feel comfortable saying that coming to the University of Washington to study neuroscience was one of the best decisions I've made in my short, mostly indecisive life. I've been lucky to interface with some of the world's leading neuroscientists on a daily basis and …

Welcome to the Mango Shop

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be using this website to update all of my friends and family on my experiences starting grad school and living in Seattle. Click here to see what else my blog is all about, and check back in the coming weeks for more stuff.