ALBA interview series: Diversity in brain sciences


Prof. Carmen Sandi, Prof. Laurence Ris, Prof. Dóra Reglódi and Prof. Zeljka Krsnik, members of the ALBA Team explain why they think having a network promoting diversity is important.

Dr. Nadine Gogolla

Dr. Nadine Gogolla is a Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany.

Prof. Li-Huei Tsai

Prof. Dr. Li-Huei Tsai is Director at Picower Institute for Learning and Memory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Dr. Srikanth Ramaswamy

Dr. Srikanth Ramaswamy is a Group Leader and Senior Scientist in Circuits Section of the Simulation Neuroscience Division of the Blue Brain Project at EPFL, Switzerland.

Prof. Patricia Bonnavion

Prof. Patricia Bonnavion is a FNRS Principal Investigator of the NeurOptoWake team - Lab of Neurophysiology, at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Neuroscience Institute (UNI), Belgium.

Prof. Emre Yaksi

Dr. Emre Yaksi is a professor at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, NTNU, Norway.

Dr. Devkee Vadukul

Dr. Devkee Vadukul is a Postdoctoral fellow in the CEMO group at the Institute of NeuroScience (IONS) of the UCLouvain, Belgium.

Prof. Laurence Ris

Prof. Laurence Ris is the Head of the Department of Neuroscience & Vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Mons, Belgium.


Prof Elaine Del Bel

Prof Elaine Del Bel is a full professor of Physiology at the School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto (FORP) of the University of São Paulo, and the President of the Federación de Asociaciones Latinoamericanas y del Caribe de Neurociencias (FALAN)

Rania Aro

Rania Aro is a PhD Student in the laboratory of Therapeutic Chemistry and Pharmacognosy of the University of Mons, Belgium.

Dr Charlotte Cornil

Dr Charlotte Cornil is a F.R.S.-FNRS Senior Research Associate and the Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Group leader, GIGA Neurosciences Centre, University of Liège, Belgium.

Prof. Amadi Ihunwo

Professor Amadi O. Ihunwo is the Head of Morphological Anatomy Division at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and Secretary General of the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA).

Dr. Anna Beyeler

Dr. Anna Beyeler is a INSERM (French NIH) Principal Investigator at the Neurocentre Magendie, University of Bordeaux, France.

Dr. Katalin Toth

Dr. Katalin Toth is a research and professor at The CERVO Brain Research Centre of Université Laval, Quebec, Canada. She is also the Past President & Chair of the Nominations Committee of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience.

Prof. Tracy Bale

Prof. Tracy Bale is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA. She is also the Director of the Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health and Brain Development, as well as the President of IBRO (International Brain Research Organisation).

Dr. Dipesh Chaudhury

Dr. Dipesh Chaudhury is Assistant Professor of Biology at the NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Keri-Ann Charles

Keri-Ann Charles is a PhD student in the Neurochemistry, deep brain stimulation and Parkinson’s disease team at the Bordeaux Neurocampus, University of Bordeaux, France.

This project was supported by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Belgium
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This project was thought out and lead by Prof. Laurence Ris (ALBA Board of Directors), with the help of Mathilde Maughan (ALBA Office). The interviews were directed and edited by Poppy Illsley.