Alicja Puścian is a senior postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Ewelina Knapska at Nencki Institute of Experimental Biolog, Poland, where she also obtained her PhD studying circuit-specific therapeutic interventions in synaptopathies relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders. Puścian joined the group of Michael Higley at Yale University for her postdoc to do research on contributions of different neuronal classes to behavioral representation in primary visual cortex. Her current research concerns elucidating neuronal underpinnings of emerging social bonds. Alicja is passionate about mentoring young scientists. She has worked as a teaching assistant at the Summer School of Neurobiology at Marine Biological Laboratory.