The foray in and out of academics. and back in?

Building a company was never easy for me. This is my first startup, decided to essentially take on the world in building a long standing, reputable institute focused on everything Brain.

The process was tough for me, as there was so much pressure to give in, or was just told so many times that I was too incompetent to do this.

I am surely not a perfect person. I went through a nasty divorce, was subjected to multiple humiliating events at former research institutions, and essentially was beat down because I wanted some autonomy in my life, or have some position of authority…

The academic world is a strange system. There are so many complex and subtle nuances with respect to politics that actually make it difficult for researchers to achieve their own goals.

Towards the end my postdoc, I felt that much of my academic work was not due to any of my own achievements, but rather just another opportunity for a PI to use that information for a grant, or for their own systems.

So getting out of a mindset that was conditioned to think of the future as “I can’t” to one of “I can” was a very difficult process for me.

I don’t know what the future holds for my Institute. I am launching several programs to teach students about RNA science. I think it’s a good start for my team, as we have the tools and the research space to make a difference.

I am looking forward to the challenge, and the continued support from my academic colleagues. Forming a research Institute was both a professional and personal process for me.

I thank you all for your continued support.

Please keep viewing our website for updates. We are currently looking for science editors and part time teachers for employment opportunities .

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Hello all,

Apologies for last night. It seemed, the company that hosts our web platform went down for a few hours.

 

We are back up and running.

 

Please note some new features we will be adding of the course of April and May. These include links to our community outreach program, institute shop, and an extension of services provided by my group.

 

Please take time to explore the site, and leave comments if you have any suggestions!

 

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The foundation provides grants for researchers in the fields of neuroscience and/or those studying neuro-oncology⠀

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Dear fellow supporters

You may have been asking, where are the posts and updates!

First, thank you for the continued visits to the site, as we at the Institute are growing by leaps and bounds. To reflect these changes, and to better support the increased demand for accessing our information on our site, and to incorporate all of the programs the Institute is developing to the webpage, we are implementing a re-design of our website. Over the next few months, new structures will be established that will  make our website more user friendly, interactive, and more efficient. 

We at the institute want to share with our colleagues all of the fun projects we’ve developed, however we want to be sure users can easily access that content.

So stay tuned fans, its a brave new world out there!