Blog Authors

Blog Authors

Alex PadronAlex Padron

Alex is a graduate student in the Molecular and Cell Bio program. He's interested in science and in empowering the general population by making science make sense.

Alexandra CourtisAlexandra Courtis

Alexandra is graduate student in Biophysics at UC Berkeley. She studies the design and synthesis of nanocrystals for neurobiology in the A.P. Alivisatos group.
Follow her @nanobright !

Audrey HaynesAudrey Haynes

Audrey is a graduate student in Integrative Biology, studying plant community ecology. When she's not working (and sometimes when she is), she can most reliably be found boppin around the mountains.

Chris HoldgrafChris Holdgraf

Chris is a graduate student in neuroscience. He studies cognitive and computational neuroscience, attempting to link higher-level theories of the mind with information processing in the brain. He used to write a science blog called This Is Your Brain On Awesome, though nowadays you can find his latest personal work at Follow him on Twitter at @choldgraf

David LittDavid Litt

David is a graduate student in chemistry in the Alivisatos Group. He studies DNA mediated self-assembly of nanoparticles, because it’s interesting, but also because it sounds awesome. He enjoys hiking, archery, and origami (both with paper and with DNA).

Dax VividDax Vivid

Dax is a graduate student in the Integrative Biology department studying avian reproductive neuroendocrinology. When she's not at the bench, she enjoys running, learning new languages, and figuring out ways to create a culture of wellness.

Emily HartmanEmily Hartman

Emily is a third year graduate student in chemistry in the Francis and Tullman-Ercek groups. She uses protein engineering to study the size and shape of virus-like particles. In her free time, she plays ukulele, write for Almost Like Science, and reads fantasy novels.

Georgeann SackGeorgeann Sack

Georgeann Sack is a neuroscientist working in science communication. She was formerly Outreach Director, Editor, and Writer for the Berkeley Science Review while she was a postdoc in Marla Feller's lab at UC Berkeley. See what she is up to now.

Jordan AxelsonJordan Axelson

Jordan is in the business of making molecules in the Long Group. Outside of the lab she enjoys teaching organic chemistry, recreational running, and the occasional impromptu dance party. She also manages social media for the California Alliance AGEP (Facebook & Twitter @CA_Alliance ). Follow her on Twitter @J2theAether

Levi GadyeLevi Gadye

Levi is a graduate student in neuroscience. He studies regeneration in the adult nervous system, and he is very fond of stem cells, in addition to neurons. He once led a sheep brain dissection with six inmates at San Quentin as part of a neuroscience course within prison walls, and he hopes to someday use science to effect change in society. Follow him on Twitter at @TheEmpiriSylum

Sarah HillenbrandSarah Hillenbrand

Sarah Hillenbrand is a graduate student in the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. She studies how the brain learns from errors and rewards to produce movement. In her spare time, she can be found learning from errors and rewards to produce movement.

BSR Partners

Psych Your MindPsych Your Mind

Psych Your Mind is a blog written by a team of graduate students from the UC Berkeley Psychology Department. Their blog presents cutting-edge psychology research that helps us better understand why people think, feel, and behave the way they do. Each Wednesday, the BSR Blog cross-lists a recent post from Psych Your Mind in a series we are calling Psych Wednesdays. You can check out their author bios here.