Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Episode 03: Elena Blanco

Where Cures Begin

Episode 03: Elena Blanco

Host: Margot Wohl

What do punk rock music, the martial art of muay thai and neuroscience have in common? They’re all passions of Salk Postdoctoral Scholar Elena Blanco. As a member of Nicola Allen’s lab, Blanco studies cells called astrocytes, which she terms “the security guards of the brain.” We’ll hear about her childhood in Spain, California dreaming, and why she enjoys explaining science at schools, gyms and even at bars.

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