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Ph.D. Candidate in Biology, Tufts University

Gina Mantica is a PhD Candidate in Biology at Tufts University, where she uses the zebra finch as a model for examining how the basal ganglia, a part of the brain important for the coordination of movement, affects behavioral variability. She graduated from Smith College with a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences.


  • 2016–present
    PhD Candidate in Biology, Tufts University


  • 2016 
    Smith College, Biological Sciences


  • 2018
    Sexual pleasure might help us learn – if rats are any guide, Massive Science
  • 2018
    Gender bias is all too real – and dangerous – in the doctor’s office, Massive Science
  • 2017
    Why we need more scientists in government, Boston Globe

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Xi
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • American Physiological Society