Other NeuWrite groups

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Rachel Aviv is a nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in Harper's, New York Times Magazine, and the Nation. She was a 2009-2010 Rosalynn Carter fellow for mental health journalism
Punita Bhansali is a post-doctoral fellow working on neurodevelopment
Drew Baughman has an MFA in poetry and an MA in biotechnology
Cat Bohannon is a PhD student in English & Comparative Literature and has an MFA in nonfiction writing
Rebecca Brachman is a PhD student working on learning and memory and psychiatric disorders
Emily Cooke has an MFA in fiction from Columbia and is primarily a fiction writer
Meehan Crist is writer in-residence in Biological Sciences at Columbia University and editor-at-large at Nautilus. Previously, she was reviews editor at The Believer and her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Nautilus, The Believer, Bookforum, Scientific American, and Lapham's Quarterly. Awards include the 2015 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship and fellowships from MacDowell, The Blue Mountain Center, Ucross, and Yaddo. meehancrist.com
Kate Daloz has an MFA in nonfiction writing and is associate director of the Columbia Undergraduate Writing Program
Aniruddha Das is an Associate Professor in neuroscience and psychiatry at Columbia where he studies visual processing as well as the neural interpretation of common brain imaging techniques, like fMRI
Abha Dawesar is the author of four critically acclaimed novels including her latest, Family Values
Armen Enikolopov is a PhD student working on auditory processing
Annegret Falkner is a post-doctoral fellow working on the neural circuitry of aggression
Andrew Fink is a PhD student working on spinal cord physiology
Stuart Firestein is chairman of Biology at Columbia and studies the olfactory system; his book, Ignorance: How It Drives Science, was published in 2012
Alex Harvey is a theatre director; he is working on an opera based on The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan and is the banjo-playing spokesman for Geico
Leah Kelly is a neuroscientist at Rockefeller University researching appetite; she has been interviewed by Palais, House, The Sunday Times Magazine and VBS, and curates events exploring the material basis of creativity
Jacqueline Ko is a literary agent at the Wylie Agency
Clay Lacefield is a post-doctoral research fellow studying attention
Grace Lindsay is a second-year doctoral candidate in the program of Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University whose research focuses on computational modeling of cortical areas; she blogs at Neurdiness
Michelle Legro is a nonfiction writing MFA student and an editor at Lapham's Quarterly
Karan Mahajan's first novel, Family Planning, is being published in ten countries and was recently shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. His work has appeared in The Believer, NPR's All Things Considered, and Bookforum
Francesca Mari is a nonfiction writer whose work has appeared in The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, n+1, Bookforum, and others
Marissa Miley is a freelance science journalist and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, Restless Virgins
Andy Mills is a producer at the NPR program Radiolab
Anna North is an editor at BuzzFeed.com; her first novel, America Pacifica, was published in 2011
Abigail Rabinowitz has an MFA in nonfiction writing and recently completed a Fulbright fellowship in India where she studied surrogate pregnancy; she is the writer-in-residence of the Columbia Mind Brain Behavior Initiative
Tim Requarth is an NIH National Research Service Award Fellow and doctoral candidate in neuroscience at Columbia University, where he studies sensory processing in electric fish; his writing has appeared in Scientific American, Science Magazine, The Millions, and Current Opinion in Neurobiology; his first book was The Flying Doctor (2007)
Diana Reiss is a Professor of Psychology at Hunter College where she studies animal cognition; her book, The Dolphin in the Mirror: Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives, was published in 2012
Rachel Riederer has an MFA in nonfiction writing. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Guernica, and Tin House, among others. Her personal essay, "Patient", is included in the 2011 Best American Essays anthology. She teaches academic writing at Baruch College and Columbia University, and is the editor of the Daily section of Guernica Magazine
Karen Russell is a fiction writer and was recently named one of the New Yorker's "20 under 40"; her latest book, Swamplandia!, was published in February 2011
Carl Schoonover is a PhD student working on the somatosensory cortex; he has written for The New York Times, Le Figaro, and Scientific American; his first book, Portraits of The Mind, was published in 2010; he is a former NSF Fellow (2008-2011) and a 2012 TED Fellow
Casey Schwartz is a nonfiction writer with an MA in psychodynamic neuroscience; she is working on a book about the brain world
Sara Steenrod is a post-doctoral research fellow studying visual perception
Kim Tingley has an MFA in nonfiction writing and received the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award in 2012
Starre Vartan is a problogger, author and green lifestyles expert, the publisher of Eco-chick.com, a contributor-at-large for Whole Living, author of The Eco Chick Guide to Life, and former columnist for Audubon Magazine
Pat Walters is a producer at the NPR show Radiolab. He also writes about science and culture for The New York Times Magazine, Popular Science and Longshot Magazine, and he contributes to Pop Up Magazine, a live event
Qing Wang is an MD/PhD student working on neurodevelopment
Greg Wayne is a PhD student working on theoretical neurobiology
Hara Woltz is an environmental scientist and artist; through a variety of media, she addresses aspects of the destruction and conservation of ecological systems; she is currently pursuing a PhD at Columbia in the Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology Department where her research focuses on aspects of urban ecology; her work has appeared in such publications as Biological Conservation, Popular Science, ORION, and Landscape Architecture Magazine

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Elliot Aguilar is an NSF fellow and PhD candidate in evolutionary biology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research interests are cultural evolution, mathematical evolutionary theory, and theoretical biology
Eiman Azim is a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow studying the neural circuits that control skilled movements
Ben Backus is a faculty member at the SUNY College of Optometry's Graduate Center for Vision Research, where his research focuses on binocular vision, perception, neural plasticity, amblyopia and strabismus. He also has a writing project on religion
Scott Bolkan is a PhD student studying the pathophysiology of psychiatric disease
Rebecca Brachman is a PhD student working on learning and memory and psychiatric disorders
Susannah Cahalan is a New York Post reporter and author of the recently published book, Brain on Fire, which chronicles her struggle with a rare autoimmune disease
Susan Carnell is a post-doctoral research fellow studying obesity. She has a blog on the Psychology Today website called Bad Appetite
Ian Chant is the Senior Editor at Geekosystem.com; he is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today, Scientific American Mind, Popular Science, and Scientific American's "60 Second Science podcast"
Paula Croxson is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she works on how chemical and structural changes in the brain can alter memory. She has a blog on the Psychology Today website called Selective Memory
Carl Fisher is a resident in psychiatry at Columbia University, where he studies legal and ethical issues that relate to psychiatry and neuroscience. Next year, he will stay at Columbia for a fellowship in forensic psychiatry
Leora Fox is a PhD student in neurobiology at Columbia working on molecular mechanisms of movement disorders; she also writes poetry
Lauren F. Friedman is an editor at Psychology Today. Her work has also appeared in Scientific American, GOOD, The Philadelphia Inquirer, OnEarth and other publications
Jaime Green is an MFA student in Creative Nonfiction
Celia Gorman is a multimedia journalist at IEEE Sepctrum
Lena Groeger is a science journalist and designer; she is currently a news apps developer at ProPublica
Michele Lent Hirsch is a freelance science writer and editor with a specialty in decoding human behavior and health. Previously, she was on staff at Psychology Today magazine. Currently a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library's Wertheim Study, she is at work on a book about how illness affects young women.
Ferris Jabr is a contributing writer at Scientific American and a freelance journalist. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker.com, Outside, Wired, Nautilus, The Awl, and Pacific Standard. Some of his work has been anthologized in the Best American Science and Nature Writing series.
Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her scientific research concerns the Early Universe, Chaos, and Black Holes. She is the author of the popular science book, How the Universe Got Its Spots: diary of a finite time in a finite space. Her second book -- a novel, Madman Dreams of Turing Machines (Knopf, 2006) -- won the PEN/Bingham Fellowship for Writers and was also a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award for "a distinguished book of first fiction"
Emily Laber-Warren heads the Health & Science Reporting Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Brooke Larsen is a nonfiction writing MFA student
Jake Lowenstein is a PhD student working on the evolution of fishes and preservation of wildness in central Africa. He is a fellow at the American Museum of Natural History
Ben Lillie is the co-founder and director of The Story Collider, a writer for TED, and a Moth StorySLAM champion; he is also a high-energy particle physicist
Tim Machado is an NSF fellow and a PhD student studying locomotor circuits
József Mészáros holds a JD from U Penn and is a neuroscience PhD student. His work has been published in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism
Valerie Ross is a staff writer and researcher at Discover, where she blogs for the website and writes, fact checks, and edits for the magazine
Marin Sardy is a nonfiction writing MFA student. She is working on a book drawing on neuroscience, family history, and her own recollections to better understand the schizophrenia that runs in her bloodline
Danielle Sedbrook is a writer and a lecturer in the chemistry department at Columbia University. She writes about science at birdstobosons.com, and is currently working on two long-form pieces on the chemical origins of life and the resurgence of the Rocky Mountain pine forests in the wake of a 20 year-long mountain pine beetle epidemic. She is a co-organizer of NeuWrite2.
Sebastien Thuault has a PhD in Neuroscience, and is currently an associate editor at Nature Neuroscience