Story #13 – An Early Student: Clio Korn Wallace by Nancy Ng
Clio Korn-Wallace is 28 years old now and will complete her PhD from the University of Oxford this spring. She was one of Luna’s first students 25 years ago. Clio’s dissertation is focused on the neurochemical dopamine functions across different brain regions to regulate motivation and decision making. This video of her is a “throwback” from 2010 when she was about to embark on her PhD program.
Now, Clio is incredibly busy applying for postdoctoral research positions. She hopes to secure a position in academia continuing with neuroscience research on dopamine, and gain experience teaching and working with science policy. She still dances—taking a ballet class fairly regularly, modern dance occasionally, and enjoys going out for an evening of salsa and blues dancing. Like many of the current students who dance with Luna, she has spontaneous pop-up dance parties in her home. Nancy Ng was Clio’s Luna teacher during her tween and teen years.