Sci·op·ic (adj.)

  1. The ability to see distant objects clearly because the objects are focused on a rational scientific framework.
  2. Curious, open-minded.

Antonym: see myopic IMG_0061_2 Kristen’s love of science and curiosity for the brain started at a young age. Her first science fair project was the ambitiously titled, “Does Sight Affect Taste Perception?” It involved pudding and food coloring – and may or may not have had major experimental design flaws. She’s a recently-minted PhD studying neuroscience at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the lab of Bo Li and will soon begin her post doc at UC Berkeley in the lab of Linda Wilbrecht.


Recent publications:

Delevich K, Tucciarone J, and Li B. The mediodorsal thalamus drives feedforward inhibition in the anterior cingulate cortex via parvalbumin interneurons. J Neurosci. 2015 April 8, 35(14): 5743-5753

Perova Z, Delevich K, and Li B. Depression of excitatory synapses onto parvalbumin interneurons in the medial prefrontal cortex in susceptibility to stress. J Neurosci. 2015 Feb 18;35(7):3201-6


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