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.

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

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