Dr. Josh – Neuroscience Editor with expertise in neurophysiology and neuropharmacology
Dr. Josh is a Ph.D. trained neuroscientist specializing in behavioral neuroscience, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology. Dr. Josh is a passionate science writer, editor, and educator with over 10 years of professional experience. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Colorado College, Dr. Josh went on to earn his Ph.D. from Oregon Health & Science University studying the brain mechanisms underlying risk for developing alcohol use disorders. Dr. Kaplan’s work earned him numerous awards including the School of Medicine’s Paper of the Year Award, recognition by the School of Medicine for Excellence in Science Writing, Research Scholar’s Award, and a successfully funded individual National Research Scholarship Award from the National Institute of Health. He was honored by delivering the Graduate Address at the School of Medicine’s Hooding Ceremony.
Dr. Josh conducted his postdoctoral training in University of Washington’s Department of Pharmacology studying medicinal cannabis treatment in epilepsy and autism. He has received funding from Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute and contributed research and editorial support to successfully funded private and government-funded research grants. Dr. Josh is first author on numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts that have been published in journals such as Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Beyond the bench, Dr. Josh has been the instructor of record at Lewis & Clark College, University of Portland, and Seattle University where he has taught undergraduate courses in neuroscience and statistics. Dr. Josh is also a freelance science writer specializing in cannabis science whose work has been featured across a range of web outlets. He is a passionate writer and devoted editor who enjoys working with others to improve the delivery of their scientific message. Dr. Josh is committed to working with scientists, from undergraduate students to principal investigators, in crafting clear and formidable documents so that they may maximize their rate of success.
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