Frank Valdes

Entering Class - 2016

E-MAIL: valde092@umn.edu

UNDERGRAD INSTITUTION AND MAJOR:
University of Arizona, BS in Neuroscience, 2016

UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS:
Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program; Galileo Scholars Award

UNDERGRADUATE OR POST-BAC RESEARCH:
Dye-labelling and imaging of individual glia cells in the Drosophila ventral nerve cord.

GRADUATE ADVISOR:

WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN RESEARCH?
The ability to satisfy my curiosity about the brain as a full time endeavor.

ROTATIONS
Mark Thomas, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience and Psychology
Paul G. Mermelstein, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience
Alfonso Araque, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience
Eric A. Newman, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience
Patrick Rothwell, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE MN?
I chose UMN because of the quality of the faculty and the degree of collaboration between departments and faculty.

STUDENT MENTOR AND THE BEST ADVICE THEY GAVE.
Justin Lines: He told me to try one rotation outside of my specific interests to expand my boundaries.

Frank Valdes