Sol Bernardez Sarria
Sol is a 5th-year Ph.D. student in Neuroscience. Work in her lab focuses on the role of spontaneous (not sensory-evoked) activity in the proper wiring and development of sensory systems. Her main project focuses on the functional outcomes after the visual system’s main activity driver is removed. In addition to writing and proofreading for scientific courses, abstracts, and papers, Sol spent 2.5 years working with the Ethics Committee of the Society for Neuroscience. During that time, she was tasked with investigating allegations of scientific misconduct. This experience provided her with a broad appreciation of scientific disciplines and a unique understanding of the nuanced codes of conduct in publishing. She finds these rules to be important and useful, yet often forgotten. In the upcoming years, Sol hopes to share her knowledge and assist with all scientific writing, independent of the target audience.