Network

Browse through the ALBA members to find a speaker for your next conference, an expert for a new project or simply to network

Duncan
Banks

Professor or equivalent position at Open University
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
Computational neuroscience and modeling
Disorders of the nervous system
History, teaching, public awareness, and societal
Neuroscience of aging
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Cell culture
Computation, modeling, and simulation
Data analysis and statistics
Electrophysiology (unit activity)
Histochemistry and tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
I joined ALBA because :
I am passionate about promoting best practices and advocacy in neuroscience teaching and research. As one of the founder members of brainfacts.org I understand the necessity to inform the public about neuroscience facts versus fiction. I have served on the executive of the British Neuroscience Association, on IBRO and SfN.

Lauren
Burgeno

Postdoctoral fellow at University of Oxford
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Circuit neuroscience
Neuropharmacology and neurochemistry
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Data analysis and statistics
Genetic models and techniques
In vivo monitoring
Optical methods
Pharmacology
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
To help gain exposure as I make plans to begin applying for faculty positions.

Dervila
Glynn

Program manager/Administrator at University of Cambridge
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
History, teaching, public awareness, and societal
I joined ALBA because :
I work as the Strategic Manager for Cambridge Neuroscience, an Interdisciplinary Research Centre within the University of Cambridge connecting >800 researchers across the University, who are involved with research into the nervous system. My role involves working with academics from across the University (including underrepresented groups) to support the interdisciplinary scientific community in neuroscience. This involves workshops, seminars, facilitating introductions and external interactions, an interactive website, communications and public engagement. I would like to bring the work of Alba to Cambridge and beyond (in my role as chair of FENS Communication committee).

Hemi
Malkki

Science writer/Editor at SAGE Publishing
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
genetics
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Electrophysiology (slow waves)
Electrophysiology (synaptic physiology)
Electrophysiology (unit activity)
Genetic models and techniques
In vivo monitoring
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
I'm a full-time professional scientific editor. In my current role, I oversee a portfolio of journals focusing on neurology, neuropsychopharmacology and translational neuroscience.

As an editor, I'd like to help reduce gender discrimination in these fields, and help women neuroscientists not only to get published but also to cut their teeth into peer review and editorial roles, either as academic editors or in publishing.

I encourage people who are keen on getting more experience in authoring and peer reviewing scientific articles, as well as those who are interested in getting in editorial board roles to get in touch with me - women are generally underrepresented as authors, peer reviewers and editors and this is something I would like to help change.

Moreover, I'm happy to answer questions and give talks about becoming a professional scientific editor - it's a little known career path, but many professional editors feels it enables them to have better work-life balance than working in the academia, while still making the most of their experience in and passion for science.

My research background is primarily in electrophysiology and behavioural neurogenetics (and yes, like so many of us, I've been assumed to be the secretary!) so the mission of ALBA is very close to my heart.

Egzona
Morina

Graduate student at University College London
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Motor systems neuroscience
Sensory systems neuroscience
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Histochemistry and tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
Molecular approaches
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
I would like to have the opportunity to connect to neuroscientists from different places.

Tom
Mrsic-Flogel

Department head at Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Circuit neuroscience
I joined ALBA because :
Driving forward equality in science is a crucial challenge, important for the people involved and for the quality of the science as well. ALBA is an excellent opportunity to work together to achieve this.

Amber
Ruigrok

Research/Staff scientist at University of Cambridge
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cognitive neuroscience
Developmental neuroscience
Neuroendocrinology
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Data analysis and statistics
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)

Tom
Smulders

Professor or equivalent position at Newcastle University
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Evolutionary and comparative neuroscience
Neuroethology
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Electrophysiology (slow waves)
Histochemistry and tracing
In vivo monitoring
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
I have been active in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at my home institution.

Mark
Walton

Professor or equivalent position at University of Oxford
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Circuit neuroscience
Neuropharmacology and neurochemistry
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Electrophysiology (unit activity)
In vivo monitoring
Optical methods
Pharmacology
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
Diversity is vital for successful and productive science. We must work towards making the scientific community at all levels is representative of our community as a whole - which currently it is not. I strongly support the aims of the Alba network to raise awareness of this issue and to think about new ways to counter the biases that currently exist.

Sandrine
Willaime-Morawek

Professor or equivalent position at University of Southampton
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Developmental neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Neurogeneration and repair
Neuroscience of aging
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Cell and tissue transplantation
Cell culture
Imaging (microscopy)