WE ARE BRAINSTEM PODCAST
Reducing stigma about brain disorders while providing easy-to-understand information about the brain basis.
WHAT’S OUR STORY?
The brainSTEM podcast was launched in March 2021 to reduce stigma about brain disorders while providing easy-to-understand information about the brain. Each episode features, for the most part, an interview with someone affected by the disorder followed by an interview with an expert who studies or treats the disorder. The host, Dr. Hilary Marusak, is a neuroscientist at Wayne State University. The podcast is co-produced by siblings Amanpreet and Manmeet Bhogal, who have expertise in videography and podcasting, respectively.
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MEET THE TEAM
DR. HILARY MARUSAK
Dr. Marusak is a neuroscientist at Wayne State University, and directs the WSU THINK lab. The THINK lab studies brain development in children and adolescents and the impacts of environmental stress on the brain, as well as anxiety & PTSD. Dr. Marusak is interested in neuroscience communication and science-advocacy, and is the host of the brainSTEM podcast.
Aman graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2019 and is one of the co-producers of the brainSTEM podcast. She films and edits the video podcasts and runs the social media. Aman is passionate about making science accessible to everyone which she believes can be done in various creative avenues. For Aman specifically, she wants to bridge her skills in cinematography and video editing with her background in science to accomplish this goal. Aman has worked in various neuroscience research labs over the past 5 years, and is currently working as a research technician in Dr. Marusak’s THINK lab, where she assists with neuroscience communication and with a brain imaging study in children and teens
Manmeet is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Wayne State University, majoring in Computer Science, wanting to pursue a career in software development. Manmeet is a co-producer of the brainSTEM podcast where he mixes and masters the audio that is recorded to optimize the listening experience. Manmeet picked up production largely because of his interest in music production. After working with vocalists, he then expanded his work to podcast production. He brought these skills to the brainSTEM podcast because he is a huge mental health advocate that believes in breaking stigma surrounding psychiatric disorders.
E01 - MEET THE HOST
Meet the host, Dr. Hilary Marusak, a neuroscientist who studies brain development, trauma, childhood anxiety disorders, and PTSD. Dr. Marusak discusses the format and goals of the brainSTEM podcast. Audio by Amanpreet & Manmeet Bhogal.