Undergraduate Institution and Major:
Brooklyn College – CUNY, BS, Psychology, 2017
- Cushnie AK, El-Nahal HG, Bohlen MO, May PJ, Basso MA, Grimaldi P, Wang MZ, de Velasco EMF, Sommer MA, Heilbronner SR. Using rAAV2-retro in rhesus macaques: Promise and caveats for circuit manipulation. J Neurosci Methods. 2020 Jul 12:108859.
Thesis Committee Members:
Lucy Vulchanova, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience (Chair)
Sarah Heilbronner, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience
Jan Zimmermann, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience
Scott Sponheim, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry
Undergraduate or Postbac Research:
I worked on a projected that characterized how the acquisition of a place memory changes the function of particular synaptic circuits within the mouse hippocampus.
Dean's List: Fall 2014-Spring 2017
Brooklyn College NIH MARC Scholar Fall 2015-Spring 2017
What Got You Interested In Research?
I have always been interested in understanding brain/behavior relationships, particularly questions targeting biological and behavioral factors that are involved in the development and organization of the brain.
Why did you chose Minnesota?
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience offers me the research tools I need to pursue my interests.
Student mentor and their best advice:
Reshma Gore has offered too many to decide which is the best, but she has always been extremely helpful and supportive.
Favorite Itasca memory:
Biking around the park was fun.