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Black In Neuro

celebrating Black excellence in neuroscience-related fields

Mission statement

Our mission is to diversify the neurosciences by building a community that celebrates and empowers Black scholars and professionals in neuroscience-related fields.

All are welcome to attend our public, educational events!


    • Friday, October 01, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    BIN Seminar Series: Kellie Williford

    Join us for our next Black In Neuro Seminar! This time, we'll hear from Kellie Williford, an accomplished PhD candidate presenting a talk titled, "A story of Science and Self-Care: Examining Cell-Type-Specific Contributions to Stress Processing and Navigating Pregnancy in Grad School"

    When: Friday, October 1, 2021
    9 AM PT | 12 PM ET | 5 PM GMT

    About Kellie Williford:

    Kellie is currently a Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University in Dr. Danny Winder’s lab, where she is an F99/K00 DSPAN Fellow and former recipient of the HHMI Gilliam Fellowship. Her thesis work focuses on understanding the cell-type-specific and circuit mechanisms underlying stress processing and anxiety-like behaviors, and she plans to apply this knowledge to the field of addiction research as a postdoctoral fellow and beyond. Her research career began as an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a John B. Ervin Scholar and a member of the MARC uSTAR Research Program. In addition to research, she is passionate about outreach, mentorship, and improving access to/the culture of academic spaces for other underrepresented trainees. As an undergraduate, she served as president of the Association of Mixed Students, and as a graduate student, she was co-founder and president of the Graduate Student of Color Collective, serves as a co-chair for the Neuroscience Student Organization Outreach Committee, and recently co-launched a tiered mentoring program called LADDERS (Leaders Advancing the Development of Diverse Educators and Researchers in STEM) to foster community and facilitate career transitions for underrepresented individuals at her university

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