“The very nature of science is discoveries, and the best of those discoveries are the ones you don't expect.”
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Science is the best idea humans ever had.”
~ Bill Nye
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
~ Carl Sagan
“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those
who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively
have prevailed." ~Charles Darwin
“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that
heralds the most discoveries, is not 'Eureka!'
but 'That's funny'...” ~Isaac Asimov
“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's
one who asks the right questions.”
Tracy awarded with the University of Washington's Distinguished Dissertation Award in Biological Sciences. She placed as one of eight finalists at the national level.
High school student in the lab won 1st Place at the Washington State Science Fair. She moves on to the national competition!
Pointillism with acrylic paint on canvas of neural circuits. Paintings completed include zebrafish cranial nerves, song bird production pathway, and retina to lateral geniculate to primary visual cortex.
Tracy is a research scientist in the Department of Biology at the University of Virginia. She is dedicated to the integration of several approaches including behavioral genomics, comparative neuroanatomy, cellular biology, and electrophysiology to study the evolutionary origins, function, and mechanisms of adult neurogenesis.