Amy Vashlishan Murray
Dr. Vashlishan is a molecular biologist with research and teaching interests at the intersection of genetics, neurobiology, and public understanding of science. Her current laboratory work utilizes genetic approaches to explore how neurons can adjust their activity in response to changes in the environment, leading to alterations in behavior.
A member of the National Association and Science Writers and theAmerican Association for the Advancement of Sciences, she also maintains a scholarly focus on the communication and impact of science. She has worked in exhibit development at the Boston Museum of Science and was a former director of the non-profit public science education program and seminar series Science in the News at Harvard Medical School.
Office: Walk 913
Current CoursesTop: American Popular Culture (IN123)
Top: Americn Popular Culture (IN123)
Top: Civic Media in Action (IN123)
Top: Coming of Age (IN123)
Top: Communication Revolutions (IN123)
Top: Culture, Art & Soc Change (IN123)
Top: Ethics & Communication (IN123)
Top: Literature of Photography (IN123)
Top: Sci & Psych of Survival (IN123)
Top: Behind the Scenes: Media Makers and Media Making (IN123)
Top: Blood Rites - Explorations in Religion and Violence (IN123)
Top: Communication revolutions: Shaping your media future (IN123)
Personal Genetics & Identity (SC215)
DNA and Society (SC216)
Science in Translation: Health and Genetics (SC310)
"Lumens" light display
An Emerson student is causing smiles as students and visitors stare in amazement at his LED light display—all part of his honors thesis project—in the main foyer of the Little Building.
Displaying an inner sense of direction and responsibility that shows in their intellectual engagement when they first step foot on campus, Honors students are driven, creative individuals who bond as a close-knit community of learners.
Nigel C. Gibson
Director of the Honors Program