Shirley Miller, Writer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2018, Screenwriting Award, USC 

Project Type: TV Pilot 

Genre: Drama 

Length: 60 minutes 

Field of Science: Biology 

Stage: Development 


Nerve, a pilot that kicks off an envisioned anthology series exploring an unsung woman hero of science and history each season, tells the story of Rita Levi-Montalcini, a Jewish-Italian neurobiologist who battled sexism, fascism, and the confines of a secret lab to eventually win the Nobel Prize.