The cover image encapsulates my interests of education, neuroscience, and data science.
I have long been interested in education and how people learn. This lead me to neuroscience research with a focus on brain plasticity. One example of this plasticity is shown in the cover image–adult-born neurons in the dentate gyrus, a brain structure important for learning and memory. Neuroscience research provided a natural introduction to coding and data science. One of the first coding projects I did was color-coding a series of images such as the cover figure. I have applied data science in the fields of neuroscience, DNA and RNA sequencing, education, and baseball.
The raw confocal images were obtained by Chunmei Zhao and the color-coding script was written in MATLAB by Ben Lacar.