The Vision of Neuroscience with Stephanie Proaño | Drug Target Review

"Studying sex differences [in the brain] became imperative to me when it was evident that most of what we know about the brain has been studied in the male brain," Proaño says. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons - public domain

Stephanie Proaño is a 2016 graduate of the MBL Summer Program in Neuroscience, Excellence and Success (SPINES), which she mentions in this insightful Q&A.

Stephanie Proaño, an Applications Scientist at Cell Microsystems, shares profound insights into her neuroscience journey. From challenging the historical underrepresentation of women in brain research to navigating the complexities of studying sex differences, Stephanie’s career has been defined by pivotal moments. She discusses the importance of inclusivity in science, recounting personal challenges and the strategies she employed for professional growth.

Stephanie highlights collective initiatives and organisations fostering diversity in neuroscience, emphasising the need for a more representative scientific community. Looking ahead, she envisions storytelling as a powerful tool to dismantle barriers and amplify diverse voices, drawing inspiration from her participation in WIN’s storytelling session. Stephanie Proaño emerges as a dedicated advocate, not only advancing our understanding of brain physiology but also actively contributing to a more inclusive and equitable future in neuroscience. Read interview here.

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