Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Vanessa, a PhD student researching Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC

I study the role of metabotropic glutamate receptors in neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. My lab employs a new cutting edge tool that allows for specific spatiotemporal control of these receptors using light. With this technology, we can ask new questions about how glutamate and the receptors activated by this neurotransmitter modulate different areas of the brain, and […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Daniella, Conservation biologist PhD student researching black-cockatoos.

Hi, I’m Daniella. I’m a conservation biologist and all-round nature fanatic, currently doing a PhD on endangered black-cockatoos in south-eastern Australia. My project is in the field of bioacoustics, which is just a fancy term for the study of animal sounds.  I research the vocal behaviour of black-cockatoos, and from this am developing new ways to monitor populations with sound […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Rosalind Miller, PhD in Global Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

My research focusses on practices of retail pharmacies in Bangalore, India. My fieldwork included a standardised patient (mystery shopper) survey of Bangalore’s pharmacies. This involved trained researchers presenting at a random sample of 333 pharmacies with standardised cases of diarrhoea for an (absent) child and suspected tuberculosis. I also conducted in-depth interviews with pharmacy workers and other key informants. You […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Sophie, an environmental conservationist and countryside ranger

Sophie is an environmental conservationist and countryside ranger, follow her on Instagram here. 05:30am: Every day I wake up at 05:30, it’s a quick rush out of the door and into the car to face my long and dark commute to work. As someone who is passionate about the environment around us my daily commute is something that I would […]

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