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Danielle Gerhard, PhD

Danielle earned her PhD in psychology and behavioral neuroscience from Yale University and held a postdoctoral research position in neuroscience and psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine. During her graduate and postgraduate training she examined cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying stress and depression. In April 2023, Danielle joined The Scientist’s Editorial Team as an Assistant Editor and she is based in the UK.

Articles by Danielle Gerhard, PhD
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Captivated by the Great Expanse of Neurons
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Aug 1, 2023 | 2 min read
According to Erin Schuman, science driven by fascination rather than tools will guide new discoveries.
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Elusive Tsetse Pheromones
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Jul 5, 2023 | 2 min read
Researchers discovered novel attractants that may improve Tsetse fly traps and help control disease spread.
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A Complete Brain Wiring Map
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Jul 5, 2023 | 2 min read
Scientists developed new tools for brain reconstruction and analysis to create and characterize a complete brain wiring map of the fruit fly larva for the first time.
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Yeast Cells Reconfigure Their Metabolomes to Live Longer
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Jul 5, 2023 | 2 min read
Yeast cells share metabolites through extracellular space to extend the lifespan of the entire community.
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Glow-in-the-dark Diagnostics
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Jul 5, 2023 | 2 min read
A nucleic acid detection platform that marries CRISPR diagnostic tools with bioluminescence could accelerate treatment decisions in the clinic.
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Antimicrobial Resistance: The Silent Pandemic
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Jun 30, 2023 | 9 min read
Scientists continue to ring alarm bells about the risks associated with the continued misuse of antimicrobials and advocate for innovative treatments, improved surveillance, and greater public health education.
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Electric Fields Disrupt Cancer Cell Division
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | May 4, 2023 | 5 min read
A novel, non-invasive treatment using electrical currents exploits physiological properties of dividing cancer cells to prolong survival and augment current therapies.