Who are we?

We are three young and ambitious female neuroscientists who met and instantly became friends while working at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in the Eastern German city of Leipzig quite some years ago. Our specific research interests are vastly different, but we each have a passion for science and believe that it should be accessible to everyone. We hope to share a bit of that passion with you through this blog!


Kathleen Krol

My main research interests lie in the hormonal and genetic modulation of social behavior. I am particularly fascinated with development, and have spent the last several years working with babies using a variety of neuroimaging, genetic, and behavioral techniques. It’s all very cute. I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. After having spent several years pursuing my education in both the UK (London) and Germany (Freiburg and Leipzig), I am back on US soil and currently work as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Virginia. At the moment I am researching epigenetic change within the oxytocin systems of mothers and their infants.

View my CV


Estrid Jakobsen

Having been born in Denmark, grown up in The Netherlands, and subsequently lived in England, Germany, and Canada (currently), I consider myself a bit of a nomad and a lot of a third-culture kid. My research so far has focused on studying the brain’s organization through its functional and structural connectivity using various imaging methods. I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute, where I am trying to map out the brain areas involved in auditory processing and investigating potential differences in the brains of musicians and non-musicians. I also have a keen interest in data visualization and spend much of my time making and admiring pretty pictures of brains! When I’m not doing research or writing blog posts, I attend and co-organize hackathons, public outreach events, and exhibitions meant to promote open science and foster the dialogue between art and neuroscience.

You can find out more about my research here


Isabel García García

I am a postdoc scientist currently working in Montreal, Canada. I was born and raised in Barcelona, where I studied Psychology and Neuroscience. My main research focus revolves around emotion and reward, so in this blog I will write about affective neuroscience and share my adventures as a researcher.

You can find out more about my research here

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