Jordan Gaines Lewis is an award-winning science writer, also working toward her Ph.D. in neuroscience. Jordan writes the blog Gaines, on Brains, which introduces quirky, timely, non-hyped neuroscience research to readers—without the heavy scientific jargon.

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She is a columnist for The Conversation UKNature Education, and Psychology Today magazine, and her writing has been featured in Scientific American, The Washington Post, The GuardianNBC, TED, and Slate, among others. She is also the Editor-in-Chief for ScienceSeeker and founder and managing editor of the graduate student blog Lions Talk Science.

Because that's not enough work already, Jordan's dissertation research at Penn State College of Medicine focuses on risk factors for obesity and metabolic syndrome in adolescents, and how these risk factors might be predicted by sleep quality in childhood.

Jordan was included on Pacific Standard Magazine's inaugural list of 30 Top Thinkers Under 30 and Business Insider's 22 Brilliant Thinkers Everyone Should Follow on Twitter. She also spoke at TED@NYC in July on why we perceive time flying faster as we age.

A Maryland native, Jordan currently lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and their kitten, Yoshi.

You can follow her on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+, and ResearchGate. Email her here. Or you can sign up here to get Jordan's neuroscience newsletter, The NeuroTransmitter, sent directly to your inbox each week.