We are delighted to announce three new Node correspondents — please join us to welcome Alex Neaverson, James Zwierzynski and Shreyasi Mukherjee. We look forward to working with them over the coming year to produce a wide range of content on the Node!
Alex Neaverson is a third-year PhD student at the University of Cambridge, studying regeneration of the Hensen’s Node in chick embryos. Alex is a keen artist and has recently got into scientific illustration while doing an internship at a research charity. As a Node correspondent, she plans to use her artistic skills to create illustrated career timelines of developmental biologists and draw graphical summaries to highlight research conducted by different teams around the world.
James Zwierzynski is currently a first-year PhD student at Stanford University, investigating vascular morphogenesis and growth in the placenta. With a background in humanities, James aims to combine his interests in philosophy and science to write about topics in reproductive biology and philosophy of science.
Shreyasi Mukherjee is a postdoc at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, using stem cell-derived embryo models to study how epigenetic complexes regulate tissue organization and cell fate decisions during very early embryonic development. Shreyasi is keen to write about the fast-evolving field of stem cell-based embryo models. Having experienced working in India, the UK and the US, she also plans to highlight the scientists and research from the Global South countries.
Over the next few weeks, we will publish interviews with each correspondent for the Node readers to find out more about their background and their plans for the Node.
In the meanwhile, the current Node correspondents Alex, Brent and Dina are still actively contributing to the Node. We really appreciate the effort and creativity they’ve put in as correspondents over the past year. Browse through all the posts they have written so far.
Our sister community site, FocalPlane, has also announced their new correspondents. Head over to their website to find out more about the new FocalPlane correspondents.