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I am working with the American Museum of Natural History as a Course Scientist for "Seminars on Science - The Brain: Structure, Function and Evolution", an online course for educators.
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 Sloka@SlokaIyengar.com.
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.