The St. Louis Neuroscience Outreach Interest Group quarterly seminar this year focuses on meaningful scientific communication between experts, students, and the general public.
Dr. Tracey Hermanstyne, Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology and Assistant Dean of Academic Pathway Programs in the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, will present “Helping Others Enhances Graduate Student Wellness and Mental Health.” The presentation is at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17.
Please email Katie Lefton to join the StLNOIG email list and receive the Zoom link: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Dr. Hermanstyne
As a neuroscientist, Dr. Tracey Hermanstyne studies molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie the functioning of the brain’s clock which controls circadian rhythms in physiology and behavior. She uses behavioral assays and molecular genetic strategies with electrophysiology, to continue to produce more insight in how the brain’s clock functions in normal and pathophysiological conditions. Tracey received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Howard University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Washington D.C. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and completed her Postdoctoral work here at Washington University School of Medicine where she joined the Department of Developmental Biology as faculty in 2018. In addition to her roles as faculty and Assistant Dean, Tracey serves as the Co-Director for the IMSD Program and Director, HHMI Driving Change Initiative and STEM Equity Collaborations.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her mentees, and serves as a board member for two non-profit organizations, The Village 314, Inc. and Rides N’ School Supplies, Inc. Tracey is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Omega Chapter.