Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Neuroscience Graduate Students

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Student Voices: James Okoh

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James Okoh describes his motivation in joining the neuroscience graduate program.

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Student Voices: Madaline Mocchi

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Meet Maddie Mocchi and learn why she chose BCM for her graduate education.

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Supporting Your Success

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From our extensive research resources, including advanced technology core labs and numerous collaborative research centers, to academic and support services, which include career development and physical and mental wellness services, we are committed to providing the resources and services you need to realize your goals.

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Amanda Brown: Student Corner

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Amanda Brown, a student in Baylor’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, was interviewed about what drives her fascination with science, her interest in science communications and her future plans in academia.

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Student Voices

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Graduate student Asante Hatcher discusses the relevance of team skills for his career plans and his involvement with BCM's unique Team Launch program.

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Ella Borgenheimer

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Mentor: Joanna Jankowsky, Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience
Undergraduate school: University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
Research Interests: My research interests are focused on neurodegeneration and novel treatment options.

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Ana Chavez

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Mentor: Benjamin Hayden, Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience
Undergraduate school: Rice University
Research Interests: My research interests include computational modeling of single unit neural data, spatial navigation, and cognitive neuroscience.

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Assia Chericoni

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Mentor: Benjamin Hayden, Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Biomedical Engineering
Undergraduate school: University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy
Research Interests: Decision making, executive control and curiosity

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Jennifer Deger

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Mentor: Hugo Bellen, Ph.D., D.V.M. and Joshua Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience
Undergraduate school: The University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests: Broadly speaking, I'm interested in brain aging and longevity. More specifically, I'm interested in mitochondrial contributions to Alzheimer's disease.

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Mentor: Margot K. Williams, Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Biomedical Engineering
Undergraduate school: University of Houston
Research Interests: Neural Development, Embryonic Timing, Morphogenesis and Cell Identity

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Gabriel Escobedo

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Mentor: Matthew Rasband, Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience
Undergraduate school: Texas A&M University, College Station
Research Interests: Functional organization of axons, protein interactions, nerve regeneration.

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Mentor: Kara Marshall, Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Biotechnology
Undergraduate school: National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
Research Interests: Sensory system, interoception, ion channels

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Alexandra Larson

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Mentor: Joshua Shulman, M.D., Ph.D. and Steven Boeynaems, Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Undergraduate school: Oregon State University
Research Interests: Cellular mechanisms regarding nervous system development and developmental diseases

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Mentor: Kimberley Tolias, Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience
Undergraduate school: Michigan State University
Research Interests: I am interested in understanding synaptic plasticity and dysfunction in diseases affecting learning and memory. What proteins are key for regulating plasticity in different diseases? How does altering cellular pathways affect plasticity and cognition? I hope to explore these questions and learn about developing novel therapeutics targeting synapses.

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Mentor: Rachel Arey, Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, Linguistics
Undergraduate school: University of Arizona
Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of learning and memory and age-related cognitive decline

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Mentor: Andreas Tolias, Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
Undergraduate school: University of California, Davis
Research Interests: Systems Neuroscience, Functional Connectomics, Artificial Intelligence

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Gabriella Perez

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Mentor: Joanna L. Jankowsky, Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Chemistry
Undergraduate school: Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Research Interests: Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Learning and Memory, and Neural Circuit Dysfunction

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Alejandro Rey Hipolito

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Mentor: Roy Sillitoe, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Major: Neuroscience and French
Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests: Learning, memory, and associated disorders.

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Ashleigh Simmonds

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Mentor: Kimberley Tolias, Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience
Undergraduate school: Michigan State University
Research Interests: I am interested in understanding synaptic plasticity and dysfunction in diseases affecting learning and memory. What proteins are key for regulating plasticity in different diseases? How does altering cellular pathways affect plasticity and cognition? I hope to explore these questions and learn about developing novel therapeutics targeting synapses.

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Estefania Torres

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Mentor: Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Neuroscience with a minor in Linguistics
Undergraduate school: The University of Texas at El Paso
Research Interests: I became fascinated by neurodevelopment from instruction in the 1st year courses. I was astonished by the sophisticated methods of using stem cells for regenerative medicine. Translational research now allows us to obtain patient-derived cells to reprogram into pluripotent stem cells and be able to make organoid disease models to test pharmacological therapeutics. 

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Pinghan Zhao

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Mentor: Joshua Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate major: Biotechnology
Undergraduate school: Tongji University
Research Interests: I am interested in using system genetic methods to understand Alzheimer's disease and identifying causal modifier genes.