February 23, 2021

Black Scientists in History: Part 2

For Black History Month, we wanted to acknowledge the work being done today by talking about the contributions of Black scientists to our very own fields. In this episode, Emma and I cover geneticist Dr. Tracy Johnson (@TheTracyLab) and neuroscientist Dr. Nathan Smith (@SmithLab2018). We hope you enjoy hearing about their current research and service outside the lab!

 

Sources:

Draw-a-scientist studies with children: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/03/what-we-learn-from-50-years-of-asking-children-to-draw-scientists/556025/

BioRiv study on under-citation of Black authors & people of color: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.12.336230v1.full.pdf 

Dr. Johnson HHMI: https://www.hhmi.org/scientists/tracy-l-johnson

Pathways to Success Program: https://www.hhmipathways.ucla.edu/

Dr. Johnson’s research: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/Tracy-L-Johnson-50663399

Dr. Johnson’s lab website: https://johnsonlab.mcdb.ucla.edu/

Dr. Smith’s lab website: https://thesmithlaboratory.org/ 

Neurotransmitters: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/human-biology/neuron-nervous-system/a/neurotransmitters-their-receptors 

Connect with Black neuroscientists! https://www.blackinneuro.com/home

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