With the rise of social media usage, exercise and diet culture have influenced a large number of people, and today’s youth is among them. In this episode, host Snehitha Vardhineni speaks to experts in the field as well as today’s youth to explore trends and personal experiences in relation to exercise and nutrition.
This NeuroTech Talk episode features four people from different walks of life and different stages in their neurotechnology careers to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted their work as scholars and researchers – as well as the future of the field.
Featured guests include:
- Dr. Cesar Echavarria is a recent Neuroscience PhD graduate from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Cesar Echavarria is now working as a Neuro-Data Scientist at CatalystNeuro and is currently developing data science solutions for academic neuroscience labs across the globe.
- Bruno Bustos currently holds a Psychology degree and is now currently studying Economics and Business Intelligence from La Universidad Catolica Boliviana in La Paz, Bolivia. Manuel Illanes is a postgraduate researcher at La Universidad Catolica Boliviana in La Paz, Bolivia. Bruno and Manuel are both the co-founders of the LATAM Chapter of NeuroTechX which aims to connect the neurotechnology community across Bolivia and Latin America
- Dr. Gunnar Blohm is a Professor of Computational Neuroscience and the Principal Investigator of the Computational Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is also one of the co-founders of Neuromatch Academy, a nonprofit organization meant to provide students from around the globe access to high-quality computational neuroscience and deep learning education.
Student Highlight: JuanMartin Abreu-Melon is a senior neuroscience and human health double major with a healthcare innovation concentration. He is the co-founder and co-president of NeuroTech @ Emory and is passionate about using computational neuroscience and neurotechnology to better understand and treat neurological conditions.