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Yewande Pearse

Dr. Yewande Pearse is a neuroscientist and science communicator. Her research interests in the lab focus on rare genetic neurological disorders, gene therapy, stem cell research, and CRISPR, but her fascination with the brain is not limited to any one area of the field. She gained her PhD from King’s College London and is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA, in affiliation with UCLA. She has written for Massive Science, TEDMED and Subpac, and hosts a monthly podcast called Sound Science on Dublab radio. She is also a member of the Collective Residency at NAVEL, where she sits on the Programming Committee and co-leads an Assembly about science in the media. Yewande is also a member of the Science Gallery Detroit’s Advisory Council.