Neuroscientist Portrait Project

Scientists whose identities are underrepresented or marginalized in science may express themselves differently inside versus outside of the lab. This phenomenon may be due to differences in how they are perceived and treated by their colleagues. The goal of the project is to glimpse into the secret lives of scientists and to promote greater understanding of those from different backgrounds or with different identities. The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute has sponsored the project for our neuroscientists, but someday I would like to see the project grow to represent more of our scientific community. Please reach out if you would like to implement this in your community!

Photos by Reynaldo Cayetano Jr.