Sandra Aamodt

Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D., is the science editor of She co-authored two books with Dr. Sam Wang, most recently Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College. Their first book, Welcome to Your Brain, was named science book of the year in 2009 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A former editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience, she has a bachelor’s degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. She did postdoctoral research on neural development at Yale University. Her science writing has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, El Mundo, and the Times of London. She lives in Northern California.