Network

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

Gilles
Laurent

at Max Planck Institute fro Brain Research
Germany Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Computational neuroscience and modeling
Evolutionary and comparative neuroscience
Motor systems neuroscience
Neuroethology
Sensory systems neuroscience
Computation, modeling, and simulation
Data analysis and statistics
Electrophysiology (slow waves)
Electrophysiology (synaptic physiology)
Electrophysiology (unit activity)
Imaging (microscopy)
In vivo monitoring
Molecular approaches
Optical methods
Species : invertebrate
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
I am a member of the Steering Committee

Emma
Laurent

Research/Staff scientist at NYU
United States Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
Computational neuroscience and modeling
Disorders of the nervous system
History, teaching, public awareness, and societal
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Computation, modeling, and simulation
Data analysis and statistics
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)
I joined ALBA because :
After developing and working with BrainWaves (link attached), a program aimed at bringing hands on EEG research into the classroom, my passion for STEM outreach and equal opportunity in the foundational years in high school regardless of economic background has grown immensely. If we can cultivate interests in neuroscience at a young age, we may then finally be able to see a demographic change reflected in the professional world of research.

Pierre
Lavenex

Professor or equivalent position at University of Lausanne
Switzerland Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Circuit neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
Developmental neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system

Giovanni
LAVIOLA

Professor or equivalent position at Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Italy Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Neuroendocrinology
Neuropharmacology and neurochemistry
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Biochemistry
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)
Pharmacology
Species : vertebrate
Therapeutic techniques
I joined ALBA because :
It is time to move things on, and would like to give my active contribute as a scientist, not only as a mentor of young researchers

Galina
Limorenko

Graduate student at EPFL
Switzerland Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics/Neuroinformatics
Biophysics
Cell culture
Computation, modeling, and simulation
Data analysis and statistics
Genetic models and techniques
Histochemistry and tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
In vivo monitoring
Molecular approaches
Pharmacology
Species : vertebrate

E. Javier
Lopez Soto

Postdoctoral fellow at Brown University
United States Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Bioinformatics/Neuroinformatics
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Excitable membranes and ion channels
Sensory systems neuroscience
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics/Neuroinformatics
Biophysics
Cell culture
Electrophysiology (channels)
Electrophysiology (synaptic physiology)
Genetic models and techniques
Pharmacology
I joined ALBA because :
I want to promote equality and diversity in the brain sciences, and particularly public and higher education institutions. I want to get training, advocate and develop strategies to provide access for underrepresented groups.

Mateus
Luz Levandowski

Professor or equivalent position at Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel)
Brazil Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Cognitive neuroscience
Developmental neuroscience
Neuroendocrinology
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Data analysis and statistics
Molecular approaches
I joined ALBA because :
I was very excited to attend the Alba network at the IBRO 2019 meeting. I certainly want to be part of this and collaborate for a more diverse science and education.

Jakob
Macke

Professor or equivalent position at Technical University of Munich
Germany Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Bioinformatics/Neuroinformatics
Computational neuroscience and modeling
Sensory systems neuroscience
Computation, modeling, and simulation
Data analysis and statistics
I joined ALBA because :
Neuroscience needs diversity, and ALBA is a great initiative towards that goal.

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.

Susana
Mato

Professor or equivalent position at University of the Basque Country - Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience
Spain Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Neural/synaptic structure and function
Neuropharmacology and neurochemistry
Cell culture
Electrophysiology (synaptic physiology)
Pharmacology

Thomas
McHugh

Professor or equivalent position at RIKEN
Japan Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Circuit neuroscience
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Data analysis and statistics
Electrophysiology (slow waves)
Electrophysiology (unit activity)
Genetic models and techniques
Histochemistry and tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
In vivo monitoring
Molecular approaches
Optical methods
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
I agree with the groups mission to improve diversity and representation in neuroscience and would like to help achieve this goal.

Claire Francesca
Meehan

Lab/Research director at University of Copenhagen
Denmark Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Disorders of the nervous system
Excitable membranes and ion channels
Motor systems neuroscience
Neuroscience of aging
Electrophysiology (unit activity)
Genetic models and techniques
Histochemistry and tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
In vivo monitoring
I joined ALBA because :
As a young scientist I was incredibly naive about the gender gap in science and issues such as unconscious bias. As I got older, however, I increasingly found myself sitting in meetings, one of the few female faculty in the room and I started to ask myself where all the women had gone?
I currently live and work in Denmark: a country that can be proud of the fantastic strides it has made with respect to gender equality in society. I am part of a new organisation working to now ensure that this equality will reach into the science realm where, unfortunately, we still lag behind many countries.

Miriam
Melis

Professor or equivalent position at University of Cagliari
Italy Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Developmental neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Neuropharmacology and neurochemistry
Electrophysiology (synaptic physiology)
Electrophysiology (unit activity)

Juan Miguel
Mendoza-Bello

Graduate student at Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero
Mexico Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Neuroendocrinology
Neuroscience of aging
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Biochemistry
In vivo monitoring
Molecular approaches
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
ALBA is a huge network of pro-Neuroscience scientists. In my region where I live there are few who investigate on this interesting subject. By joining Alba, I intend to contribute and disseminate about Neurosciences.

Silvia
Monari

Graduate student at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Switzerland Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Circuit neuroscience
Neuroendocrinology
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Data analysis and statistics
Electrophysiology (slow waves)
Histochemistry and tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
Molecular approaches
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
I am joining Alba network because I believe equality is very important in any fields and I am happy to contribute to connect with people who share the same interest. ALBA is an excellent opportunity to promote not only equality and diversity, but also quality in science.

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.