“Branching Out” – the story of Sholl analysis 

I have always been attracted to symmetry.  Ever since childhood, symmetry and equilibrium have always put me at ease and gave me a sense of aesthetic satisfaction. In graduate school, I studied the process of differentiation (read "development") of nerve cells called neurons.  Neurons have beautiful architecture, but are never actually symmetrical.  Yet they still... Continue Reading →

Different barriers, single drive

About three years ago, I was interviewing for my first job after postdoctoral fellowship. I was determined to "make the leap" into industry, and was thrilled when I found out about the existence of a neuroscience-focused biotech company within a reasonable distance from where I lived. The interview process was long and thorough, making it... Continue Reading →

Dichotomy of 3D renderings of confocal images

We live in a three dimensional world, yet so many things we face every day are two dimensional representations of three dimensional objects.  From paintings and photographs to maps and architectural blueprints, the majority of human creative processes begin on a flat piece of paper.  Of course, technology has shown great progress, making way for... Continue Reading →

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