Aya Osman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiAya Osman’s website

Aya Osman is a behavioral neuroscientist, science communicator and international fashion model. Her scientific expertise focuses on how changes in the gut microbiome can affect brain development and subsequent behavior. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Friedman Brain Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai. Osman is also signed to a well-known modeling agency in the U.K. and continues to work in the fashion industry. She harnesses her unique skillset gained from a public-facing role as a fashion model and extensive scientific training to communicate science to lay audiences with a particular focus on marginalized communities.

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