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Hi! I’m Richard.

I’m currently a Neuroscience Ph.D candidate at Johns Hopkins University slated to graduate by summer of 2019. My research investigates how the cerebellum - a brain structure traditionally thought of solely involved with movement - interacts with the auditory system. I am planning to leave academia for the much more lucrative field of science writing and journalism.

In a previous life, I studied Neurobiology at Harvard, where I studied the effects of antidepressants on fighting fruit flies. Prior to entering graduate school, I was a Visiting Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology on a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service.

I am the proud co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Science Policy Group - check out the great work they are doing in science advocacy and policy!

In my spare time, I like to play with my (roommate’s) dog and climb rock-like structures.

I once caught a pigeon with my bare hands.