Burcin Ikiz

Neuroscientist, writer and photographer.

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Burcin is a neuroscientist and a writer based in Los Angeles. She has an endless curiosity to understand how our brains work, why we get diseases and how to cure, manage or prevent them. She got her B.Sc. in Biomedical Computation from Stanford University and Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Columbia University. She has over 10 years of research experience studying neurodegenerative diseases, and is also passionate about promoting STEM education for children and making science and wellness accessible to everyone. Her research and writings have been published in Mother Magazine and Thrive Global, as well as in scientific journals, such as Cell Reports and Neuron.

As an avid street photographer passionate about capturing the vibrant and social elements of street life in her hometown and around the world, Burcin is also a permanent artist-in-residence at Ten Women Gallery.

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
— A. Einstein