Yee Lian

Sunset Over New York City

Here I am hugging my microscope, which is the piece of equipment I use most often to look at my beautiful worms. These (nematode) worms have just 300 brain cells, making them the ideal experimental system to dissect out how brain networks change during learning and memory formation. I am a neuroscientist, geneticitist and worm-wrangler at Flinders University in Adelaide (Kaurna Country), Australia. I am participating in Science-A-Thon because I want to show what we do in the lab to everybody, not just people privileged enough to have access. You don't need to be a genius to be a scientist, just curious about the world and wanting to find answers to interesting questions!