Kelly Clancy is a neuroscientist interested in understanding the general principles of biological information processing. After receiving her B.S. in physics from MIT, she worked for several years as an astronomer before serving with the U.S. Peace Corps in Turkmenistan. She received a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley for her work in systems neuroscience, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Basel, Switzerland. She is a recipient of the HFSP fellowship, the EMBO fellowship, the Society in Science grant, the National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship, the Berkeley fellowship, and the Regeneron Prize for creative innovation in biomedicine. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker Elements, Nautilus, the Utne Reader, the Massachusetts Review, and more. Her graphic art and comics have been featured by Behance, AdWeek, Juxtapoz, Nautilus, Fluster magazine, and others.