About

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!

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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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