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Lillian R

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Cellular neuroscience, molecular biology, enteric nervous system, gut-brain axis, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Intro to Scientific Reading

My biggest challenge when starting my career in research was learning how to read scientific literature. A possible project could be dissecting a scientific paper of your choice and translating the experiments and results into words your peers can understand. This translation can be in any form of your choosing (i.e., in writing, in a video, in a presentation, etc.). We can start by reading reviews from your area of interest which will give you the background needed to understand the paper you will choose. From the reviews, you will decide what was most interesting that you’d like to know more about, which will lead to primary literature that you will translate. Through reading current literature, you will also learn about modern experimental techniques used in neuroscience.

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