Amy Nippert is a neuroscientist working to develop new therapeutics for chronic pain. She is working as a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Vivianne Tawfik to determine glial contributions to chronic pain. She is interested in the role of astrocytes, often thought of as supporting cells, in the initiation and persistence of chronic pain. Amy received a BA in English and a BS in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona. Before joining Dr. Tawfik’s lab, Amy completed her PhD in the lab of Dr. Eric Newman at the University of Minnesota, where she studied astrocytic regulation of cerebral blood flow. In addition to her research, Amy is passionate about science communication and outreach.