| Samantha Baglot (MSc, PhD Student)
Lead Project Organizer and Content DeveloperAs part of the Neuroscience Graduate Student Association I was involved in coordinating, writing and applying for the UBC Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Initiative award. I was also involved in creating the first mock timeline with suggestions of historical events and important neuroscientists. I am now the lead project organizer, which includes overlooking the involvement and progress of graduate student content developers, professional cartoonists, and a website designer. I also manage award applications, website design, and social media promotion on twitter!
|Jordan Shimell (PhD Candidate)
Project Organizer and Content DeveloperAs part of the Neuroscience Graduate Student Association executive I helped to write and coordinate the UBC Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Initiative application with students and faculty. I created the first mock timeline with historic events and people that were important contributors to neuroscience. I secured the website domain and helped create prototype designs for layout. I was also the lead content developer on one of our first “Neurohistoons” on Ramon y Cajal, providing suggestions for cartoon ideas, images to base the cartoon off of, and research into Cajal’s early and scientific life.
|Eli York (PhD Candidate)
Project Organizer and Content DeveloperIt has been my honour to contribute to the initial stages of development, as well as to the content of the Neurohistory website through developing timelines for Dr. Wilder Penfield and Dr. Pio del Rio Hortega. I was also involved in the UBC Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Initiative application process to highlight the importance of our website in making neuroscience history accessible and interactive.
|Naila Kuhlmann (PhD)
Project Developer and OrganizerI was co-president of the Neuroscience Graduate Student Association (GSA) as we were developing the idea for this project and led the application for the UBC Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Initiative award, which provided the necessary funding to make it a reality. Unfortunately, I had to leave UBC before the project could be followed through, but I put the GSA in contact with Armin before leaving and am very happy to see where it has gone since!
Lead CartoonistOne of the most exciting projects I’ve ever worked on! In recent years, I’ve been building my profile as a science cartoonist and this timeline is the epitome of that. I illustrated most of the cartoons for this project, thanks to the input of Sam and the rest of the team. It was great to have so much creative freedom with the artwork too, and I’m excited to see the project grow.
|Aarthi Gobinath (PhD)
Cartoonist and Content DeveloperIt has been such a joy to contribute to this project both as content developer and as a cartoonist. I worked in collaboration with fellow students to create the content for the discover of GFP illustrations. I also created the cartoons depicting the Nobel Prize in 1906 and the contributions of Dr. Rita Levimontalcini.
Website DesignerIt has been a pleasure to contribute to the project as the website designer and coder for the interactive timeline. I implemented the initial setup, and continuously add the new cartoons as they come in.
|Jill Dosso (PhD Candidate)
Content DeveloperWorking individually, I researched and provided information on the life and accomplishments of Roger Sperry, and put together ideas for a cartoon based on his life.
|Samantha Feldman (MSc Candidate)
Content DeveloperWorking individually, I conducted research on the life and scientific accomplishments of Dr. Korbinian Brodmann. I synthesized the information I found on Dr. Brodmann into a short comic, suggesting content and imagery for each panel for the cartoonist to draw.
|Brett Hathaway (MSc Student)
Content DeveloperWorking individually, I researched the lives and accomplishments of Donald Hebb and Brenda Milner, and compiled this information into a cartoon format. I provided panel descriptions as well as suggestions and appropriate pictures for the cartoons.
|Not Available||Katelyn Hudak (MSc Candidate)
Content DeveloperWorking individually, I researched the lives and scientific accomplishments of Theodor Schwann, Alan Hodgkin and Andrew Huxley. I made suggestions for cartoon ideas, provided the necessary pictures for each comic and wrote cartoon panel descriptions.
|Ellen Koch (PhD Student)
Content DeveloperBoth in a group and individually, I contributed to researching and writing a short description of the life and accomplishments of Wilder Penfield and Charles Darwin, and put together the ideas for cartoons based on these scientists.
| Susan Lin (MSc Candidate)
Content DeveloperWorking individually, I contributed to the Alois Alzheimer cartoon by researching his life and career, providing cartoon ideas, and writing the panel descriptions.
| Yanqi (Anne) Liu (MSc Candidate)
Content DeveloperThe neurohistoon project was a perfect route to make science understandable to the public audience. Working as a group, I provided contents and suggestions for the first cartoon on Santiago Ramon y Cajal’s contribution to neuroscience. Working individually, I provided contents and suggested layouts for cartoons describing the works of Max Lewandowsky and Oskar & Cécile Vogt.
|Amy Smith-Dijak (PhD Student)
Content DeveloperI was part of the group that produced the comic about the development of GFP. We researched the process by which this was accomplished, as well as the careers of the major players in the story, and synthesized this into a mock-up for the comic.
The Neurohistory Cartoons Project would like to acknowledge the amazing work that has helped make this project possible.
- Cartoon descriptions by: Samantha Baglot, Jill Dosso, Samantha Feldman, Katelyn Hudak, Blair Jovellar, Ellen Koch, Susan Lin, Anne Liu, Matt Sacheli, Jordan Shimell, and Eli York
- Cartoons by:
- Website design by: Luis Bolanos
- Funded by: UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Graduate Student Initiative, UBC Neuroscience Department, CAN 2018 Neuroscience Advocacy and Outreach Award, and UofC GSA Quality Money Program
- Project organization by: Samantha Baglot, Naila Kuhlmann, Jordan Shimell, and the UBC Neuroscience GSA
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