Alison Koontz



I’m a PhD student at Caltech, working in the lab of Dr. Marianne Bronner. I research questions on the neural crest and neural placodes and their role in building the sensory nervous system during development. I also investigate developmental stem cell populations, particularly of the peripheral nervous system.

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Scientists tried to replicate a provocative gene editing paper in real-time, and documented it on Twitter

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A study linking an edited CCR5 gene with dying young didn't pass the smell test

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You live in a mostly 2D world, but the map in your brain charts the places you've been in 3D

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Place cells in the brain light up in familiar places, both on the ground and climbing in the air

Dori Grijseels

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Neuroscience should take sex differences in the brain more seriously

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Diseases like Alzheimer's and schizophrenia manifest differently in men and women, and that's important to know

Aarthi Gobinath

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