Natalie DiProspero


Ph.D, Neurobiology and Behavior, UC Irvine (expected 2023)

M.S., Neurobiology and Behavior, UC Irvine (2020)

B.A., Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology and French, Washington University in St. Louis (2015)


Natalie studies changes in brain networks that occur early in the progression of Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome.


When she's not doing research, Natalie enjoys running, practicing yoga, and hanging out with her cats.

Why is science communication important to you personally?

Science is complicated - even for scientists! That's why we need science communicators to peel away the technical jargon and reveal the core question at the heart of every scientific endeavor: why does this discovery matter? My goal as a science writer is to answer that question in a way that resonates with every one of us. We use science every single day. But science doesn't sit still — it's always evolving. I hope to make the latest science accessible and empowering to all.

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