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.
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