Institution and Major:
Marquette University, B.S., Biomedical Sciences, 2017
Anna Lee PhD; Kevin Wickman PhD
Catherin Kotz, PhD
Lucy Vulchanova, PhD
Anna Lee, PhD
Kevin Wickman, PhD
Description of Graduate Research:
I am studying various beavioral and molecular changes resulting from administration of drugs of abuse.
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Student Travel Award, 2016
Undergraduate or Post-Doc-Bac Research:
What Got You Interested In Research?
I have always been interested in science, and I am naturally drawn to solving problems and answering difficult questions. As an undergraduate, I was encouraged to volunteer in a neuroscience lab in order to explore my interests further. After joining the lab, my passion for neuroscience grew exponentially. I began taking neuroscience classes, and my interest in pursuing a career in neuroscience was solidified.
Why Did You Choose MN?
I chose the University of Minnesota because of the breadth of research being conducted here, along with the warm environment that I experienced when I interviewed. It seemed like a place to grow as a scientist and as a person, surrounded by an endless number of intelligent and supportive faculty and students.
Student Mentor and the Best Advice They Gave:
Janna Moen: She gave me a ton of great advice on how rotations work and the best ways to choose professors with whom to rotate. She also gave me a lot of tips before going to Itasca and moving to the Twin Cities, which made my transition a lot smoother and less stressful!
Favorite Itasca Memory:
My favorite Itasca memory was when the entire class went out on the lake for an afternoon to hang out and relax.