Kara Presbrey


I am queer and I am a neuroscientist.//


I’m a proudly queer neuroscientist at University of California San Francisco. For my PhD, I am studying how the brain learns to represent sequences of movements and how that representation changes over time with practice in patients experiencing Parkinson’s Disease who have lifelong brain implants. I received my masters for work centered around network modeling and whole-brain imaging in worms. Before that, I worked on a variety of topics ranging from emotion to decision-making with multiple model organisms, though much of my work addressed learning and behavioral activation in rodents while I worked on my bachelor’s in brain and cognitive sciences at MIT.