Science Magazine and my thoughts on good journalistic practice

Recently, I clicked on a link to this article in Science Magazine about open data. As I read through it, I was surprised to find my name staring back at me. I was even more surprised to find that not only was my affiliation wrong, but a quote from one of my blog posts had... Continue Reading →


Parents in Science: Links edition

Since establishing the Parents in Science series in March of 2013, I have come across many great posts by others describing their experiences of being a parent and an academic. Below are links to some of my favorites, which I have organized wherever possible based on career stage (in no particular order within category). Please... Continue Reading →

Where are the BRAINI women?

Like many other scientific fields, neuroscience has an obvious gender gap. There are too few women. This isn't new, and overall representation of women in science is improving. But several events over the last few weeks reminded me how serious the problem still is. It started with a personal experience. I was asked to do... Continue Reading →

‘Parents in Science’ series

There's an elephant in the room. Instead of openly and honestly discussing the difficulties of raising children and navigating an academic career, many choose to ignore the issue, sugarcoat it, or throw blame back on those of us who have chosen to do both. Well, if others aren't going to paint an accurate picture, I propose we do... Continue Reading →

Mixing motherhood and science

Warning: I interrupt your regular open science blogging service to bring you a more personal and emotional post. But this has to be said. Normal service will resume when I calm down. Yesterday, Nature published an article about women building successful careers as scientists while also building families. I think they had the best of... Continue Reading →

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