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Olivia Goldman is a post-doctoral fellow in the SENse Lab at HHMI / University of California, Berkeley. She completed her PhD at The Rockefeller University, advised by Dr. Leslie Vosshall, on chemosensation in mosquitoes, the deadliest animal to humans. She pioneered imaging and scRNAseq in sensory tissues to better understand how mosquitoes find human hosts and detect insect repellents. She is co-founder of Científico Latino, an organization supporting underrepresented groups in STEM. She earned her Bachelor's from Barnard College of Columbia University, and worked as a research technician advised by Dr. Eleanor Simpson and Dr. Eric Kandel. During her graduate work, she was a fellow of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program, and the Kavli Neuro Systems Institute. She's new to the west coast, after 13 years living in New York City, and originally from New Jerse. She is passionate about science communication and making science accessible to anyone who is curious.
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