Come watch me and my fellow dancers at the Winter Garden in NYC from April 11-16. The event is free and open to the public. More details can be found here.
My name is Sloka. I am a neuroscientist and science advocate based in New York. My overarching goal is to use science for the benefit of humanity. For my graduate work and my postdoctoral fellowship, I studied the basic mechanisms involved in seizure generation and propagation.
As a clinical researcher, I worked with people who have epilepsy to find better treatments for seizure disorders and comorbidites.
I am also a science writer and science advocate and have visited Capitol Hill to advocate for increased neuroscience funding.CV Email LinkedIn Facebook
I am course director for a course directed on Medical Communication course at the NYU Medical Center.
For my graduate work, I worked with David Mott at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, where I used electrophysiology to study synaptic plasticity in epilepsy...
Why I write? Most, if not all, funding for basic science comes from taxpayer’s money. Hence, scientists have an obligation to communicate their science to the public in a way that is clear and concise, but never condescending or over-simplified.
If you want a scientific paper to be explained in non-scientific terms, contact me at info@Sloka Iyengar.com, and I’ll try my best to get back to you.
Why I advocate? All science is funded by taxpayer money. It is for this reason that scientists have a moral obligation to inform people of their findings. In addition, funding for biomedical...
Why I audit? Preclinical and basic science bring with it tremendous opportunities to help individuals with illnesses. Unfortunately, there is little transparency and accountability in science...
Why I teach? Over the past years, I have been involved in these teaching projects.
Awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from University of South Carolina School of Medicine
National Brain Research Center
Global advocacy – With the increased life expectancy in India but little awareness about brain disorders and an absence of lobbying by scientists, there is a need for better advocacy by scientists in India. For this, I am part of IBRO India in collaboration and the National Brain Research Center (NBRC).
I am also a dancer and I’ve been learning and performing Bharatanatyam – an ancient dance that originated in South India almost all my life.