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Ashley Juavinett

Neuroscience

UC San Diego

Ashley Juavinett, PhD is a neuroscientist, educator, and writer. She currently works as an Assistant Teaching Professor at UC San Diego, where she is developing novel approaches to teaching and mentoring folks in neuroscience.

Ashley has contributed to 2 reports

Massive Science Report № 2

Opening Our Minds

Join five scientists as they explain the research behind new psychedelic treatments for mental illnesses

Massive Science Report № 1

You Don't Know GMOs

We've gathered a team of geneticists, biologists, and environmental scientists to bring you the most up-to-date report on the science, history, and safety of genetically-modified organisms.

Ashley has authored 11 articles

There might be some problems when we try to make babies in space

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Biologists sent brain organoids to the International Space Station to figure out how microgravity will affect developing babies

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It's time to focus on the connection between biology and consciousness

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Neuroscientists must be willing to develop imperfect descriptions of how we work

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Neuroscientist Kale Edmiston on why biological bases of being trans shouldn't matter

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'We should haven’t to prove that we’re really a certain gender in order to be treated like a person'

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Building a Massive scicomm effort

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We’re talking to other scicomm leaders to understand how we can improve our efforts

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5 facts about Frances Hamerstrom, wildlife biologist, hunter, and savior of the prairie chicken

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As a kid, she dissected blue jays and built a garden whose path was lined with poison ivy

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People ask about my experiments on mice. The answers are … complicated

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Behind most breakthroughs is animal research. Let's stop pretending otherwise

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5 facts about Marjorie Lee Browne, African American math prodigy and pioneer

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Breaking through barriers of race and gender, she pursued the beauty of pure math

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Why designer mental health drugs are still elusive

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The fruitless, decade-long search for DREADDs has a silver lining

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Want to learn how brains go awry? First, we must learn how they work

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We set out to make neurons deep in the brain glow bright so we could see their role in vision

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Life on the savannah is a duel between agility and strength

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Survival of the fittest evolves in the genes

Brittney Borowiec

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Simulating evolution helped scientists design a better virus

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It sounds like an arcane superpower. It boils down to random mutation and selection

Devang Mehta

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Scientists found an entire herpes virus genome hiding out in fish DNA

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Researchers have made a bizarre discovery involving transposons, parasitic DNA found in fish (and humans)

Dan Samorodnitsky

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