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Itching to discover what the neurokinin-1 receptor neurons are doing in the spinal cord

  Published! is a series of chats with women in science highlighting their publications as leading authors. If you have recently published a scientific manuscript and would like to chat with me, you can get in touch via Twitter @laurenpoppi or email <>. Dr. Tayler Sheahan is a postdoctoral neuroscientist at the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research. Tayler recently published an article in the Journal of Neuroscience as a first author, titled “ the neurokinin-1 receptor is expressed with gastrin-releasing peptide receptor in spinal interneurons and modulates itch ”. You can read Tayler’s publication here . In addition to being a full-time scientist, Tayler is also a science communicator and a long-distance runner. We chatted about the publication process, itch, getting paid to write about science, forging a new path as a first generation college graduate, setting short-term and long term goals, and glowing platypuses.      Fi