Elyse Aurbach is a Lecturer with the Program in Biomedical Sciences and postdoctoral fellow in Neuroscience studying depression at the University of Michigan. If she isn’t teaching or in lab obsessing over her experiments, she can be found logging in activity data on a swim or trying out an ambitious recipe from one of her favorite foodie blogs.
Brandon Patterson is a PhD Candidate in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, studying how ultrasound waves interact with the human body. When Brandon is not working on research and science communication he is actively involved in education outreach and writing a children's book.
Katherine (Katie) Prater is a postdoctoral fellow in Neurology at the University of Washington studying immune factors related to anxiety and fear behavior. When she is not sciencing with her labmates, Katie can often be found playing computer games with her husband, playing board games, or reading a good book. She also may be found playing with her “love” bird, known to some as “the destroyer of worlds.”
Ryan McCarty is a PhD student in the Joint Program in English and Education, studying the ways that individuals learn while translating between diverse language settings. He's also likes a little bit of comic books and politics in his life, along with as much time as possible bumming around with his family.
Alison Ludzki is a PhD student in Kinesiology studying the ways that diet and exercise can improve insulin resistance and other metabolic diseases. She spends her time outside of lab running, coaching youth track, and doing science writing.