The Link Between Schizophrenia and Neuroplasticity

Stephen
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Stephen
Stanford University, Life Science Research Professional II
Stanford University, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Scholar
University of California, Santa Cruz, B.S.
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
San Jose State University, M.S.
Molecular and Microbiology
San Jose State University,
University of Georgia, Ph.D.
Neuroscience
Project description

This student came to Polygence with an serious interest in neuroscience. She had started a non-profit earlier in her high school years dedicated to teaching middle school students basketball relying on neuroscientific principles. She came to Polygence hoping to hone her interest in a more academic manner. With the support of her mentor, she dedicated her Polygence project to writing a research paper. The precise topic wasn't clear from the start, but as they continued to read the scientific literature she homed in on a connection between Schizophrenia and Neuroplasticity.

high-school research neuroscience neuroplasticity
Project outcome

Her paper was accepted and published in the Youth Medical Journal!

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Student review

Stephen was extremely helpful throughout the 10 sessions and consistently provided really good feedback...Now, I can look through a research paper without even having to read it all. I can see just the parts that are going to be of most value to me.

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