Network

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

Echo
Leaver

Professor or equivalent position at Salisbury University
United States Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cognitive neuroscience
Developmental neuroscience
History, teaching, public awareness, and societal
Neuroscience of aging
I joined ALBA because :
I am a white woman married to an Afro-Carribean man. We have an adopted bi-racial daughter and are part of a blended family with her 4 other sisters, their adoptive parents, and her birth mom. I was raised by a linguist mother who surrounded me with individuals from all walks of life and from various cultures. I have always cared about diversity and been aware of multi-cultural issues. However, marrying and adopting into a blended, multi-cultural (race, country, faith) family to realize the importance of MY direct action. I have always thought that there was not much for me to teach in the Neuroscience classroom about diversity. Now, I realize how wrong, and lazy, this assumption was. I am now committed to integrating these issues into my teaching and research mentoring at my institution, a Primarily White, and Undergraduate, Institution.

Aistė
Lengvenytė

Physician/Other medical professional at Vilnius University
Lithuania Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Neuroendocrinology
Neuropharmacology and neurochemistry
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Pharmacology
Therapeutic techniques
I joined ALBA because :
I found this organization interesting, as I believe there is still a long way to go until neuroscience can finally say that it represents all groups of humans not only as study subjects but also as thinkers and idea generators.

Laura
Leston Pinilla

Research/Staff scientist at Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Motor systems neuroscience
Neuroscience of aging
Biochemistry
Cell culture
Genetic models and techniques
Imaging (microscopy)
Molecular approaches

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

Rachel
Lippert

Professor or equivalent position at German Institute for Human Nutrition/Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung (DIfE)
Germany Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Circuit neuroscience
Developmental neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Neuroendocrinology
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Genetic models and techniques
Imaging (microscopy)
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)
I joined ALBA because :
Alba provides a platform to connect female researchers, and I want to support, mentor and give helpful advice to other women in this process!

Diane
Lipscombe

Professor or equivalent position at Brown University
United States Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Neuropharmacology and neurochemistry
Electrophysiology (channels)
I joined ALBA because :
I am passionate about working toward improving representation of women and underrepresented groups in science. I have been involved in addressing this at the undergrad, grad, postdoc and faculty levels. I am very keen to expand my involvement globally and working with ALBA will bring exciting opportunities. Also I should mention that I have dual citizenship UK and USA, and have many connections in europe. I am the past president of SfN and so am also keen to foster a closer collaboration between SfN and ALBA.

Mary Kay
Lobo

Lab/Research director at University of Maryland School of Medicine
United States Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Circuit neuroscience
Developmental neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Neural/synaptic structure and function
Neuropharmacology and neurochemistry
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Biochemistry
Cell culture
Genetic models and techniques
Histochemistry and tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
In vivo monitoring
Molecular approaches
Optical methods
Pharmacology
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
The mission of Alba to raise awareness on gender and diversity issues in neuroscience is important to me. I would like to use my empowerment in neuroscience to support and promote the next generation of women and diverse brain scientists.

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.

Ayse
Malci

Graduate student at Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Germany Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Neural/synaptic structure and function
Biochemistry
Cell culture
Electrophysiology (synaptic physiology)
Imaging (microscopy)
Molecular approaches
I joined ALBA because :
Women neuroscientists are still underrepresented in various aspects of academic life. Women-led papers are undercited and gender bias issue is still far from being solved! We all should talk about women's rights advocacy. Because I strongly believe the world needs science, Science needs women!

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.

Laura
Marsh

Graduate student at University of Cambridge
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cognitive neuroscience
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)
I joined ALBA because :
To join a community of people who share the desire to increase equality and diversity in brain sciences.

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

Daniela
Mauceri

Professor or equivalent position at Heidelberg University
Germany Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Neural/synaptic structure and function
Neuropharmacology and neurochemistry
Biochemistry
Cell culture
Histochemistry and tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
Molecular approaches
Pharmacology
Species : vertebrate

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.