Tyler Cash-Padgett

Entering Class - 2017

E-MAIL: cashp001@umn.edu

UNDERGRAD INSTITUTION AND MAJOR:
John Hopkins University, B.A. in Neuroscience, Philosophy, 2012

UNDERGRADUATE OR POST-BAC RESEARCH:
I worked with Akira Sawa at Johns Hopkins University studying the neurobiology of schizophrenia and mood disorders. We utilized genetic models and pharmacological agents to assess behavioral endophenotypes associated with those diseases.

WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN RESEARCH?
I was originally interested in figuring out why people do what we do and why our conscious experience is the way it is. While studying psychology in high school, I realized that neuroscience has the potential to provide truly mechanistic, reductive explanations for cognitive phenomena. I was hooked after that.

 

 

Tyler Cash-Padgett