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Shannon Odell is a Brooklyn based writer, comedian, and scientist.

She co-hosts and produces Drunk Science, an experimental comedy show deemed “a stroke of genius” by Gothamist and a finalist in TruTV’s comedy break out initiative. She co-created, writes, and stars in the Inverse original series “Your Brain on Blank”, where she explains the science behind how everything-from alcohol to caffeine to puppies- affects the brain. She co-wrote and stars in the comedic play "Wake Up with Tina and Gina", which was a semi-finalist in the New York New Works Festival, and is currently running at the UCB theater.  She can also be seen at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she is a Neuroscience PhD candidate studying the epigenetic underpinnings of hippocampal development.