About Me

beachyI am currently a PhD Candidate in the UC Davis Neuroscience program. This means I spend my days doing science (question, design, analyze, question, troubleshoot, repeat); teaching science (neuroscience and psychology), and getting schooled by science. Hours spent in the aforementioned activities leads to the generation of: humility, doubt, wonderment and…more questions (like: why did I choose graduate school, again?) The following paragraph explains:

I joined graduate school because I wanted to play an active role in the romantic, frustrating, beautiful, unique process of scientific discovery – and to understand research from the inside out. It’s hard work, and I sincerely believe it’s necessary for our human progress. However, understanding science and how it affects us as a society is not very useful if I keep it to myself. Hence, this blog.

In addition to blogging here, I am so very excited to be part of the NeuroEditor team – an initiative aimed at improving the quality of communication in neuroscience texts (academic or otherwise). We’re still in development, so more on this later. Stay tuned and please follow us @NeuroEditor on the Twitter sphere!

More about me as a Freelance Science Writer:

I am currently a science writer for the NTNU-Kavli Institute and a blogger for Maze Engineers. I have also volunteered as a contributing writer to Washington Wire – a bi-monthly publication of the Association of Women in Science (AWIS), worked as a NIH Radio volunteer during my time in Bethesda, MD [see pubs tab for links]. I have also blogged for my graduate program and various scientific conferences [The 2010 and 2015 Society for Neuroscience (sfn) Annual Meeting, Being Human and the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies (ISCS), in September 2015 I hosted live Twitter chat for the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) “Science Informing Policy Symposium: Early Psychosis and Interventions”]

Btw, I also exist elsewhere on the interwebs. Find me on: LinkedInTwitterResearchGate and or email me at ahamidi@ucdavis.edu

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