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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Sep 3, 2023

Have you ever wondered what it takes to transform brain science into groundbreaking products and services? Are you curious about the fearless visionaries who bridge the gap between neuroscience and entrepreneurship to change people’s lives and reshape our world? Are you ready to explore how to navigate the uncharted waters of neurotech entrepreneurship?

In Season 2 of the "Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!" podcast, we're diving deep into the world of entrepreneurial ventures in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. If you're looking to create an immediate impact and translate your neuroscience and neurotech ideas into innovative services that truly make a difference in the world, this season is tailor-made for you. Join us and learn from the best in the field about succeeding in the entrepreneurial journey in neuroscience and neurotechnology, where innovation meets impact.

What if taking care of your mental health would be just a click away? Imagine a world where seeking support for social anxiety becomes as simple as tapping a button. This concept isn't just a distant dream—it's a reality that computational neuroscientists like Dr. Mandana Ahmadi are actively shaping.

Social anxiety, a condition affecting countless lives, often goes unnoticed due to its silent nature. Think of those moments when someone you know silently battles their fears, struggling to engage in conversations, meetings, or even social gatherings. It's an everyday challenge that impacts both personal and professional lives, hindering potential connections and opportunities.

But the struggle goes beyond the individual. Access to mental health providers, especially for tackling social anxiety, often proves challenging. Long wait times, stigma, and limited resources have created a gap that urgently needs filling.

This is where computational neuroscience steps in. Experts like Dr. Mandana Ahmadi, our featured guest on the upcoming episode of "Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!" have dedicated their careers to revolutionizing mental health support. With a background that spans from becoming a computational neuroscientist to pioneering entrepreneurship, Dr. Ahmadi embodies the bridge between science and real-world impact.

Starting from an Honours degree in Physics from the University of Maryland, followed by a PhD in Computational Neuroscience at UCL, Dr. Ahmadi's journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment to making a difference. Her experiences as a Visiting Researcher at the International Brain Laboratory and her role at TAINA Technologies Ltd solidify her expertise in both research and technology.

However, the true essence of her influence lies in her brainchild, Alena—a transformative platform rooted in computational neuroscience. Alena is more than a technological solution; it's a movement that dismantles barriers in mental health support. Dr. Ahmadi's work at Alena has given rise to a personalized therapy program for social anxiety, offering tailored interventions steeped in science-backed cognitive-behavioral strategies.

Join us on this episode of "Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!" as we unravel the inspiring journey of Dr. Mandana Ahmadi. From her formative years in academia to her visionary role as the founder of Alena, we explore how careers in neuroscience are rewriting the narrative of mental health care. Tune in for insights, empowerment, and a profound glimpse into the transformative potential of science and compassion.

About the Podcast Guest:

Dr. Mandana Ahmadi is a pioneering figure in the realm of computational neuroscience and mental health technology. With a background that encompasses an Honours degree in Physics from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from UCL, her journey speaks of unwavering dedication to bridging science and real-world impact. Dr. Ahmadi is the visionary founder of Alena, a platform dedicated to revolutionizing mental health support through the fusion of computational neuroscience and compassion. Her expertise extends beyond academia, with experiences as a Visiting Researcher at the International Brain Laboratory and roles at TAINA Technologies Ltd. For those seeking to connect with her, you can reach out via email at, explore Alena's transformative work at, and connect on LinkedIn through her profile:

About the Podcast Host:

The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches ( and its founder, Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K), a neuroscience educator, research consultant, and career coach for students and recent graduates in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing students in this field and can provide personalized coaching and support to help you succeed.

Here's what you'll get with one-on-one coaching sessions from Dr. K:

  • Identification and pursuit of career goals
  • Guidance on job search strategies, resume and cover letter development, and interview preparation
  • Access to a network of professionals in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnologies
  • Ongoing support and guidance to help you stay on track and achieve your goals

You can always schedule a free neurocareer consultation/coaching session with Dr. K at

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