Josie is a sixth-year Ph.D. student in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Her work focuses on understanding how different proteins regulate the shape and structure of neurons in our brains. Before starting at Yale, she received her B.A. in Biochemistry and Mathematics from Grinnell College in Iowa. She is the recipient of an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA pre-doctoral fellowship, and looks forward to working with students on all types of scientific writing.