Adriana Cushnie

Entering Class - 2017

E-MAIL: cushn003@umn.edu

UNDERGRAD INSTITUTION AND MAJOR:
CUNY - Brooklyn College, 2017

UNDERGRADUATE OR POST-BAC RESEARCH:
I worked at SUNY Downstate Medical Center with Juan Marcos Alarcon, where I focused on characterizing how the acquisition of place memory changes the function of particular synaptic circuits of the mouse hippocampus.

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 CHOOSE MN?
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience offers me the research tools I need to pursue my interests.

FAVORITE ITASCA MEMORY:
Biking around the park was fun. 

 

Adriana Cushnie