Unpacking the Science of Trans

Unpacking the Science of Trans

May 13


02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Event Category:

Online Events

Click to Register: Click to Register

Unpacking Trans Science Group

Website: Organizer's Website
In this innovative, educational session, we will explore the latest science behind incongruity between brain and body.

** If registering OUTSIDE of the USA, please use the link below:





In this innovative educational session, we will explore the latest science behind incongruity between the brain and body of transgender individuals.

Each of the speakers will focus on a specific area of study utilizing existing peer-reviewed scientific literature and studies that support the trans experience. These areas include embryology, genetics, and neurobiology.

They will break down complex scientific concepts into more accessible and understandable information using familiar language and visuals.


* Your registration will permit you to attend this virtual event on YouTube, Facebook Live, or LinkedIn Live.

FOR BEST RESULTS: We recommend viewing on a PC, Mac, Tablet, or TV. Smartphones may be used but video presentations may appear too small.



No problem. All registrants will receive a private LINK after the event to rewatch anytime they wish.



  • Specifics of the X and Y chromosomes, their variations, and effects on various sex characteristics and relevant brain structures.
  • An exploration of specific brain structures and functions associated with gestational gender development.
  • The effects of sex hormones at different stages of fetal development and the influence they have on the process of sexual differentiation.
  • Overview of various technologies used within scientific studies.
  • Overview and understanding of the current vernacular or language used within the transgender umbrella that is often misrepresented or incorrectly used.
  • VIP Q & A

All Proceeds will benefit The Trevor Project and Point of Pride.



Maura has a bachelor’s in systems engineering and a master of science in bioinformatics. She has worked across several industries in the areas of computer science research and development, user behavioral risk analysis, bioinformatics, and machine learning.

Maura is an independent researcher in bioinformatics and adaptive systems. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and is a member of Florida’s National Organization for Women, Equality Florida, and the Human Rights Campaign.


Sun has two bachelor’s degrees, one in business and another in biochemistry with a minor in psychology, and a master’s degree in material science and engineering with a specialization in bioengineering materials. They have worked in the areas of Alzheimer’s research as well as nanotechnology for cancer therapeutics and have published a peer-reviewed scientific paper on the latter topic. They have written three scientific grants and mentored BIPOC students in STEM.

Sun has also worked as a chemical safety coordinator in their university, with a focus on public safety. Currently, Sun is a writer of both nonfiction and fiction books. They have conducted several anti-bias and equity workshops for the writing community. Sun volunteers with multiple organizations, such as Oregon’s implementation of the 988 behavioral health crisis response system, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), and the citizen-led planning committee at their city government. A polyglot and an autodidact, Sun enjoys learning new languages and neuroscience.

A.R. WASH (She/Her)

A.R. received her bachelor’s from the State University of New York at Cobleskill in Computer Science and is completing her Master of Science in Instructional Technology.

For the past 15 years. She has been employed with an international life and health sciences innovation consultancy that provides medical, clinical, and patent research. She has professional relationships with large research institutions including the NIH, CDC, and FDA. She focused on big data and data analytics, specifically in therapeutics research in the areas of Neurology, Endocrinology, Oncology, and Hematology. She is a co-author on a patent for an AI-driven Life Science Technology and Market Assessment tool and has been quoted in two college graduate textbooks.

Amber is also a published non-fiction author of a best-selling book. Also, as an accomplished songwriter and producer, she composed the music score for a permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC as a volunteer. As a public speaker, she enjoys giving talks on neuroscience and neuroendocrinology surrounding incongruity and speaking on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace.

TODD PALUMBO, MD, Psychiatrist

Todd Palumbo, MD, Psychiatric Dr. Palumbo graduated from Case Western Reserve University with his M.D. and M.B.A.; he completed his residency in psychiatry and fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati. He is board certified in psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and addiction medicine. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

Dr. Palumbo enjoys collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, and he focuses his treatment on evidence- based medicine.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top