Author Archives: Torrey Truszkowski

About Torrey Truszkowski

Torrey is a sixth year PhD candidate in neuroscience at Brown University. Her research investigates the connections between brain cells that process sensory information. She hosts the Providence, Rhode Island Nerd Nite (nerdniteri.com) and teaches science communication. After graduating, she plans to embed science communication into her work. Find me on Twitter @TorreyTruszko

Reflection: Inclusive Science Communication Symposium at University of Rhode Island

In September 2018, I attended the Metcalf Institute’s first science communication event focused entirely on inclusion. The first thing I noticed was the friendliness of everyone in the room. Everyone was there to make new friends and find more support … Continue reading

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Conference reflection: American Association for the Advancement of Science 2018 Annual Meeting

In February 2018, I attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. I presented my dissertation research as a poster in the new E-poster format and spent a ton of time networking and learning … Continue reading

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Beyond the dissertation: what I have learned in grad school

A few words of advice from a sage old graduate student. Continue reading

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Society For Neuroscience 2017 Annual Meeting Reflection: blogger, workshop leader and scientific presenter

I began my day on November 10, 2017 with a doctor’s appointment. I needed to be cleared to get on the airplane to SFN 2017 because I was 8 months pregnant. I was cleared and I had a great conference. … Continue reading

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Conference: Wiring the Brain at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

In April 2017, I visited Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for the third time to attend the Wiring the Brain conference. It was a small conference – around 150 people. We spent 4 days listening to talks, seeing posters and eating … Continue reading

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Writing for My Green Lab

At the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in November 2016, I met a wonderful group of people at My Green Lab. They are a nonprofit who help scientists and scientific facilities managers conduct science in a more sustainable way, from … Continue reading

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Writing for Science Policy with Rescuing Biomedical Research

I participated in the Rescuing Biomedical Research Writing Program in Summer 2017. Here’s a little bit about the process. Continue reading

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