I’m a Neuroscience & Creative Writing student in Los Angeles for most of the year, although I’m currently back home in Chicago for the summer.

I’m also a confirmed invitee for the STS-135 #NASAtweetup this July!  I think it’s fair to say that the amazing space-geeky madness of planning and participating will dominate my writing for the first month or two, but eventually I will be getting back to writing about neuroscience.  With the occasional post about poetry.  Or science fiction.  Maybe even politics.  …  But mostly neuroscience.

This blog is named for the category of star-shaped cells that appear to play many crucial but not yet entirely understood roles in the brain.  As a neuroscientist, I like their mystery and their potential for further study.  As a poet, I like the sound of their name.  And as an amateur astronomy nerd, I like that they’re named for the stars.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to comment here or on Twitter!


One Response to “About”

  1. Mediocre Renaissance Man July 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    Very cool. All of it.

    I share your issue of having too many interests! For the moment I am interested in becoming an aerospace engineer, but the decision was not easily arrived at! I’ve done many jobs over the last several years to support my family, and a career path decision was difficult to make.

    I hope you can figure out what astroglia do sometime before I get the next generation of spaceplane off the runway! Good luck.

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