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In this mini-series, we will be checking in with GPN Alumni who have gone on to have successful careers outside of academia. Our first profile is Dr. Andrea Globa, who graduated from the Bamji lab in 2017.  

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​You may have heard that smoking marijuana causes schizophrenia. While this is not entirely accurate, there are some examples of otherwise healthy people experiencing psychotic symptoms after consuming marijuana. When this happens, it’s never solely due to consuming cannabis. It’s actually  a result of complicated factors interacting with one another, such as a person’s biology, genetics, and the environment in which they live.

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You don’t need a degree in neuroscience to suspect that the brain and gut are somehow connected. But what may not be obvious is just how connected the brain and gut are. Emerging evidence is showing that the gut–brain axis is one of the most powerful relationships in our body.

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Welcome to The Brainiac! We are excited to launch this new platform as a space for students, trainees, and faculty to practice their science communication skills and write about the neuroscience topics that interest them. If you would like to write for The Brainiac, please read the content and submission guidelines page before submitting your piece for review.

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