- Research Program Mentor
PhD candidate at UC San Diego
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
BioHi! I am a 2nd year neuroscience PhD student at UC San Diego. I am interested in neurodevelopment and spinal cord injuries. My current project involves studying how astrocytes are involved in the spinal cord regeneration and recovery. On a personal level, I love to be active playing soccer and beach volleyball. I'm huge cat lover (though I am allergic to them) and I'm learning to crochet specifically to make hats for my friends' pets.
Design a research project
Go through the scientific process of developing an original research question and hypothesis and designing experiments to answer this question.
Neuroscience research utilizes a variety of animals models, including fish, mice, lobster, humans, etc! Why do we use all these models? What type of studies would be best for each model? Do we need to use animals for research? This project can result in different end products, such as podcast episodes, infographics, a paper, anything!
There's a lot of cool technology being created out there and it's important to accurately write about these technologies for the public. Let's try our hand at science communication and write articles about up and coming neuroscience/neuro-engineering tech!