Disa Sullivan

Entering Class - 2022

E-MAIL: [email protected]

Undergraduate Institution and Major:

St. Olaf College, B.A. in Biology, 2020

Graduate Advisor

David Darrow, Department of Neurosurgery

Graduate Research:

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Spinal Cord Injury

GPN Committees

Curriculum Committee, 2023 - present


Tay Netoff PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Colum MacKinnon PhD, Department of Neurology
David Darrow MD, Department of Neurosurgery

Why did you choose Minnesota?

Many great labs studying neuromodulation and industry opportunities. I loved the collaboration across departments and clinical applications with strong (and clear) translational research. When interviewing I felt it would be hard to decline offer so I said yes

Best advice from a graduate mentor?

"Uncompetitive and Unbothered" Essentially don't compare yourself to others or worry about them, instead focus on doing your best

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