I’m done.

I’m done always thinking about doing something and spending so long thinking about it but never putting it in action.

I’m done saying “I want to do this” “I’m thinking about doing this” without actually following through with it.

I’m done with making excuses every time I don’t…


I was struggling to climb out of a deep hole that I dug for myself during my recent severe case of burnout when a coworker first told me about H.A.L.T.

For those who are not familiar, H.A.L.T. is an acronym for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired. The acronym was first…


This week has been an EXHAUSTING week for all of us, for both people in and out of the US. This has definitely been a week filled with fear and anxiety for many of us, especially for us POC in varying degrees. And though the media makes it sound like…


“Join a research lab”, “Get research credits”, “Gain research experience” have become the new norm for advice for STEM majors, whether it’s through a friend, a college advisor, or an article online on medical school admissions. Is that good advice? Sort of. Joining a research lab is a great experience…


It’s been months since the pandemic chaos started and we would expect ourselves to be used to it by now and have our perfect daily routines down. Yet the restlessness, stress, and the feeling of being overwhelmed just seem to linger. There is no doubt that this year has been…


Reading neuroscience research papers can get overwhelming, especially papers that go in depth about neural circuitry, with acronyms and long Latin root words streamed together as if it’s some magical spell. …

Izumi Shimanouchi

25 year old neuroscientist who experienced the transition from a biotech start up to an acquired company sharing her career & self development journey

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