Ashley Juavinett


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Ashley Juavinett is a lover of neurons of all shapes and sizes (although honestly, big pyramidal neurons are the best), a science writer, and a musician. She currently works as a postdoctoral research fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (New York).

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 10 articles

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

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

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

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

Building a Massive scicomm effort Read now →

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why designer mental health drugs are still elusive Read now →

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

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

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

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Simulating evolution helped scientists design a better virus Read now →

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

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

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

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