May 7, 2016
Alexa’s scientific background includes experience as a molecular and cellular biologist and training as a molecular neuroscientist. During her time as an undergraduate researcher, she worked to contribute to a better understanding of the role that microglial cells play in ischemic preconditioning. Now, as a Master’s student in Space Studies, she is actively combining her experience in neuroscience with the realm of outer space to better understand the impacts of long term spaceflight on neurological systems.
Outside of academia, she writes and produces the Synapse Science Podcast, which has recently wrapped up its first season. Thanks to positive feedback and support for the show, the podcast is gearing up for a second season in the near future. More of her science communication work can be found on her online portfolio.
In this episode Alexa and I discussed her studies in neuroscience and space studies, and how she has applied them to science communication. We talked about the Synapse Science podcast, her personal scicomm project, an excellent science podcast that has remarkably professional production quality.
For a full list of Alexa's publications you can visit her website at Neurons to Nebulae.