Off the Cuff: Jan Thornton, professor of Neuroscience

Jan Thornton is a professor of Neuroscience at Oberlin. She recently co-authored a review for Hormones and Behavior with Veronica Burnham, OC ’14 on the way hormones impact Alzheimer’s disease. The review arose from research Thornton presented at the International Congress on Neuroendocrinology in Sydney, Australia. I should warn you, I’ve forgotten most of the biology I learned in high school. I started in journalism in college. I started more in humanities, journalism and then actually communications, so I was working in the speech department and then psychology. And I like the humanities and the social sciences and all of that stuff. So there’s hope for me. I can still be a neuro professor if I want? Sure. And actually that skill set that I learned back then too is…


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