Paula Croxson

neuroscientist, science communicator, storyteller, musician, swimmer

New York, US

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Paula Croxson is a neuroscientist, storyteller and award-winning science communicator. She earned an M.A. from the University of Cambridge and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford before moving to New York in 2010 to pursue cognitive neuroscience research. She ran a neuroscience lab as an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for five years. After over 15 years as a researcher she changed career direction to focus on public engagement with science, first at Columbia University and subsequently at the Dana Foundation. She is also a Senior Producer for The Story Collider, a nonprofit that aims to share true, personal stories about science. She is also an open-water swimmer and a musician, playing flute in two rock bands. Find out more about her at or follow her @paulacroxson.

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