THE CREW

We are a group of current and former neuroscientists who care deeply about clear science communication.

ANAHITA HAMIDI, PHD

Chief Editor
As a trained neuroscientist and a lifelong science writer, Anahita provides the backbone to Neurocrew. She is equally passionate about communication as she is about the science itself and it shows.

FERNANDA GRACIOLLI, BS

Chief Operating Officer
Fernanda is constantly looking for ways to leverage technology to develop innovative solutions to existing problems. As the COO, Fernanda leads and manages the day-to-day operations that are critical to Neurocrew achieving its mission.

JENNIFER BRUMMET, PHD 

Specialist in Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience
Jennifer is a behavioral neuroscientist with a passion for crafting science stories. As someone with experience in both nonprofit and federal government environments, she especially enjoys writing pieces for policymakers and the public. 

AMELIA DOUGLASS, PHD

Contributing Writer for Neurocrew
Amelia is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School studying the neurobiology of appetite regulation. She believes science belongs to the people and is committed to serving the public through science writing. 

VASSILIS KEHAYAS

Specialist in Systems Neuroscience
Vassilis is an experimentalist-turned-computational neuroscientist with an expertise in multilevel Bayesian models, graph theory, and machine learning. He has served as a reviewer for several top journals and blogs regularly about computational methods. 

MARIA MONTCHAL, PHDc

Specialist in Cognitive Neuroscience
Maria is a Ph.D. candidate in cognitive neuroscience at the University of California, Irvine. She is committed to communicating science in a concise, accurate and engaging way.

KATHRYN VAILLANCOURT, PHDc 

Specialist in Molecular Psychiatry
Kathryn is a Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience at McGill University. She is the co-founder of the On Your Mind neuroscience podcast and an active science writer for multiple online outlets. 
Helping neuroscientists reach excellence through effective communication.
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