When peering at the spindly fiber of a nerve cell under a microscope, it’s easy to wonder what invisible cues might guide such a long protrusion as it grows toward its destination. To identify and isolate such a substance for the first time, however, required bravery and keen insight. This was the quest of the […]
About Emma Spikol
Emma Spikol is a Ph.D. candidate in the Johns Hopkins neuroscience program. When she’s not in the lab using transparent larval zebrafish to study the brain, she enjoys yoga, hiking and skiing. She subscribes to more than 20 podcasts and listens while cooking and driving, or whenever possible!