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Sejal Davla, PhD

Sejal Davla obtained a PhD in neuroscience from McGill University, where she studied glia development and function in sleep and circadian rhythms. During this time, she worked with numerous science communication and policy organizations to advocate for open science practices. She joined The Scientist’s Creative Services Team as an assistant science editor in May 2021.

Articles by Sejal Davla, PhD
Mammoth Extinction
Finding The Cause of Mammoth Extinction
Sejal Davla, PhD | Sep 7, 2022 | 3 min read
Environmental DNA and climate change data suggest that vegetation scarcity led to the mass extinction of herbivore species, including Arctic mammoths.
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In Love with the Shape of You: Physical Scaffolding Defines Organoid Patterning
Sejal Davla, PhD | Aug 8, 2022 | 3 min read
Controlling a growing tissue’s shape achieves deterministic and uniform patterning in intestinal organoids.
The Mosaic Brain
Sejal Davla, PhD | Jun 1, 2022 | 1 min read
How somatic mutations cause brain diseases
Linking Biological Clocks and Cancer Therapeutics to Minimize Toxicity
It’s All in the Timing: Optimizing Chemotherapy Administration
Sejal Davla, PhD | Mar 1, 2022 | 1 min read
How the biological clock influences chemotherapy success
John Glass describes why researchers constructed a synthetic unicellular organism and how it unravels the secrets of evolution.
The Scientist Speaks - DIY Cells: Understanding Life with a Synthetic Minimal Cell
Sejal Davla, PhD | Feb 25, 2022 | 1 min read
John Glass describes why researchers constructed a synthetic unicellular organism and how it unravels the secrets of evolution.
Evangelos Kiskinis describes how the patient-derived iPSCs model of epilepsy help predict drug resistance.
The Scientist Speaks - Modeling Epilepsy in a Dish Using Patient-Derived iPSCs
Sejal Davla, PhD | Jan 28, 2022 | 1 min read
Evangelos Kiskinis describes how the patient-derived iPSCs model of epilepsy help predict drug resistance.
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The Scientist Speaks - Homing in on New Anticancer Targets 
Sejal Davla, PhD | Sep 28, 2021 | 1 min read
Jason Sheltzer discusses cancer mechanisms leading to drug resistance and new approaches to find drug targets.
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What's Mine is Yours: The Immunogenetics of Mating in Anglerfish
Sejal Davla, PhD | Aug 4, 2021 | 1 min read
A suppressed immune system in anglerfish uncovers potential strategies for tissue transplantation.
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