The Neurobiology Career Series will have its first meeting of the school year at 1pm on Friday, August 27th. This meeting will feature Dr. Ashley Juavinett, an Assistant Teaching Professor at UC San Diego.
Ashley received her B.S. degree in Neuroscience from Lafayette College in 2011. With just enough research experience under her belt, she went on to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience at UC San Diego with Ed Callaway. During her PhD, Ashley used various imaging techniques to understand different cell types and circuits in the mouse visual cortex. In 2016, Ashley moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to work with Anne Churchland on innate behaviors in freely moving mice. She became an Assistant Teaching Professor in Neurobiology at UC San Diego in 2018, where she teaches, writes, and co-directs the BS/MS and STARTneuro programs. In 2020, she published her first book, So You Want to be a Neuroscientist?, meant to be a guide for aspiring scientists who are curious about our field.
You can learn more about Ashley and access some of her recent publications by visiting her website.
If you are interested in hearing about Ashley’s experience as a teaching professor, email Robin Blazing for the Zoom link.