From the outside, neuroscience seems to be a homogenous community. However, divisions exist within – especially between the psychology-based and the cellular-based disciplines. During my undergraduate years, I majored in both psychology and neuroscience – determined to bridge this chasm. But, the more I progress into my PhD, the more I feel my allegiance shift… Continue reading Highlights of the 30th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar on Mental Plasticity
A brief overview of my proposed PhD project published in Corpus Christi, Cambridge Alumni magazine. Arthritis in a Dish
It’s once again the time of the year when thousands across the world compete for a few spots in Rhodes, Gates Cambridge and other similar scholarships. Knowing there is no one formula for securing these scholarships, applicants try to gather as many sample application material and/or advice as possible. I was at this stage two… Continue reading Gates Cambridge Scholarship: Sample Essay, Interview and the life after
On Thursday and Friday, 7 & 8th September, I presented a poster at the Neural Networks in Health and Diseases conference in Cambridge, UK. In addition to the star-studded speakers lineup, it covered an enormous range of topics from mathematical modelling of connectomes to growing brains in a dish. In small conferences like this, I… Continue reading Neural Networks in Health and Diseases Conference 2017
This post is in collaboration with Sarianna Mikaela, who graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh (UK) before pursuing M.Sc. in Biomedicine at Karolinksa Institutet (Sweden). Currently she is an Erasmus+ scholar at the University of Cambridge studying small cell lung cancer cells using whole cell patch clamping. … Continue reading Is Cancer Neuroscience?
When a pathologist tries to determine whether a biopsy is cancerous or not, he/she is likely to be looking at a Hematoxylin and Eosin Y (H&E) stain of the biopsy. Very simply, Hematoxylin colors the nucleus of each cell and Eosin Y colors other parts of the cell for better visualization. Across the world, scientists… Continue reading The centuries old stain: Hematoxylin and Eosin Y
When I was little, I liked to imagine things. I was never a big fan of dolls, rather I liked to imagine myself in a different world and react to imaginary things that happened to me in that world with imaginary friends. Yes, I was that kid who not only had imaginary friends but also… Continue reading Of Reveries and Experiments