Elissa Welle is a reporter for Spectrum, where she covers basic neuroscience research. She has previously written for Reuters, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nature and STAT, among other publications. Elissa has an M.S. in science journalism from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Ph.D. in neural engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in bioengineering from Cornell University. You can email her at [email protected] or find her on Twitter @elissawelle.