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Evan

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Expertise
Developmental biology, neuroscience, glia, neurodegenerative diseases, genetics, science communication
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Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Door-to-door Scientist

Ding dong! You are going door-to-door to talk to your neighbors about new advancements in the field of glial biology. But there's a catch! Each neighbor has their own interests, level of understanding, and point-of-view. Your job is to effectively convey the knowledge you've learned to several different audiences: an elementary school student who loves science, a politician who may want to fund this work, a skeptic who's not too sure if these data are real, and a retired teacher familiar with the field. Students will write a review article analyzing the recent advances in a specific subject or field within neuroscience. Then, the student will prepare several short presentations to effectively communicate their findings to different types of audiences.

Coding skills

Python, R