Amber Ying is a graduate with a Master's of Liberal Arts in Biology from Harvard Extension School. For their thesis, Amber mapped the locations of astroglia with internalized OTX2 within the human amygdala. Other research interests include adult neuroregeneration and how glia are implicated in psychiatric conditions.
Amber currently identifies as genderqueer and primarily uses they/them/their pronouns. They are exploring their gender identity, sometimes feeling like a woman or a man, multiple genders, or genderless. Amber presents as female most of the time so they are comfortable with female pronouns for regular use. However, they also are comfortable with any other pronoun.