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2023 Virtual Career Fair

Hosted by Dana Foundation Career Network in Neuroscience & Society and co-sponsored with Simply Neuroscience, the first Virtual Career Fair was held across four days:

Monday, September 11th – Thursday, September 14th
4–6 pm Pacific / 5-7 pm Mountain / 6-8 pm Central / 7-9 pm Eastern

The first hour of this event featured presentations from leading experts across many neuroscience and society fields, and the second hour featured networking opportunities for attendees. Experts from academia, medicine, research, and NeuroX industries were in attendance. The event was virtual and free.

Watch recordings of each day of the Virtual Career Fair on our YouTube channel!

Career Fair Lineup, alphabetical by last name

Chinmayi Balusu


INS Student/Postdoc Committee Member; MPH student, Columbia University; & Founder and CEO of Simply Neuroscience

Meredith Banasiak, M.Arch, EDAC


Senior Associate & Director of Research, Boulder Associates Architects & Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Board Member

Amy Belfi, PhD


Asst. Professor, Psychological Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Colleen Berryessa, PhD


Asst. Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University

Patrick Bloniasz


PhD Student, Computational Neuroscience, Graduate Program for Neuroscience, Boston University

Diego Borbón


INS Student/Postdoc Committee Member; Coordinator & Researcher, NeuroRights Research Group of the Latin American Observatory of Human Rights and Enterprises, Externado University of Colombia

Adrian Carter, PhD


INS Board Member; Assoc. professor, Monash University; Research Fellow, National Health & Medical Research Council; & Director, Community Engagement & Neuroethics, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health

Chelsey Carter, PhD, MPH


Asst. Professor, Public Health, Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, & Dept. of Anthropology, Yale

Octavio Choi, MD, PhD


Clinical Assoc. Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Patricia Churchland, PhD


Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, UCSD & Adjunct Professor, Salk Institute

Deborah Denno, PhD, JD


Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law & Founding Director, Neuroscience and Law Center, Fordham Law School

Marcia Díaz Claudio, MS, MRe


Research & Insights Analyst, Whitney Museum of American Art

Greg Downey, PhD


Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Macquarie University

Angeline Dukes, PhD

Neuroscience & public policy

Asst. Professor, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

Martha Farah, PhD


Walter H. Annenberg Professor in Natural Sciences & Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Sara Goering, PhD


Professor, Philosophy; Core Faculty, Program on Ethics & Disability Studies Program; & Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities, University of Washington

Jessica Grahn, PhD


Professor, Brain & Mind Institute, Dept. of Psychology, University of Western Ontario

Clare Grall, PhD

Neuroscience & Storytelling

Behavioral Researcher, StoryFit

Nathan Higgins


INS Engagement & Outreach Committee Member; PhD Candidate, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University; Research Associate, Monash-Wellcome Bioethics Horizon Scanning Project; & Member, IEEE Neuroethics subcommittee

Patrick Hopkins, PhD


Director, Neurophilosophy Major & Jennie Carlisle Golding Chair in Philosophy, Millsaps College

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD

Educational Neuroscience

Fahmy & Donna Attallah Chair, Humanistic Psychology; Director, Center Affective Neuroscience, Development, Learning & Education; & Professor, Depts. of Education, Psychology & Neuroscience, USC

Michael Kaplen, JD


Senior partner, New York personal injury law firm, De Caro & Kaplen, LL

Uma Karmarkar, PhD

Neuromarketing & Neuroeconomics

Assoc. Professor, Rady School of Management & School for Global Policy & Strategy, UCSD

Gabe Lazazro-Munoz, JD, PhD


Asst. Professor, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School & Dept. of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Lisa Levinson, PhD

Educational Neuroscience

Lecturer/Researcher, Neuroscience & Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University

Kelly Mahaffy

Neuroscience & Literary Studies

Graduate Student, Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut

Olivia Matshabane, PhD


Post-doctoral fellow, NIH

Craig McFarland

Creating Your Own NeuroX Student Group

Undergraduate student, Harvard College studying Neuroscience, Philosophy, & Economics

Read Montague, PhD


Virginia Tech Carilion Vernon Mountcastle Research Professor & Director, Center for Human Neuroscience Research, Virginia Tech

Andrew Newberg, MD


Professor, Dept. of Integrative Medicine & Nutritional Sciences & Dept. of Radiology & Research Director, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Thomas Jefferson University

Natalie M. Phillips, PhD


Asst. Professor, English, Michigan State University

Davin Phoenix, PhD


Assoc. Professor, Political Science, UCI & Co-Director, First Generation First Quarter Challenge

Oliver Rollins, PhD


Asst. Professor, American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington

Ithika Senthilnathan

Creating Your Own NeuroX Major

Undergraduate student, Duke University studying self-designed major Applied Neurotechnology & Neuroethics

Sally Bernardina Seraphin, PhD, MSc

Neuroscience & Society

Asst. Professor, Neuroscience, Trinity College

Francis X. Shen, JD, PhD

Director, NeuroX Career Network

Faculty Member, Dept. of Global Health & Social Medicine & Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School; Lecturer, Dept. of Psychiatry, Mass General Hospital; Affiliated Professor, Harvard Law School

Firat Soylu, PhD

Educational Neuroscience

Asst. Professor, Educational Psychology & Neuroscience, College of Education, University of Alabama & Director, Embodied Learning Design and Educational Neuroscience Lab

Margaret Tarampi, PhD


Director, University Interdisciplinary Studies & Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Hartford

John Noel M. Viaña, PhD


INS Engagement & Outreach Committee Member; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science

Anna Wexler, PhD


INS Board Member; Asst. Professor, Dept. of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; & Principal Investigator, Wexler Lab