Hello to all! I am Michelle Martínez, a 3rd year Doctoral student in the Behavioral Neuroscience Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. I am part of a neuroscience lab where we model addiction in humans through pre-clinical models. More specifically, we investigate the underlying neural, cognitive, behavioral and molecular pharmacological mechanisms that drive nicotine addiction and the […]
Featured Day in the Life of: Deena, PhD student in cognitive neuroscience who just submitted her thesis!
Hi, I’m Deena (instagram here), and I’m a PhD candidate from La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia who recently submitted her PhD thesis!! My field of research is cognitive neuroscience, with particular interests in how the brain changes during the healthy aging process and after cerebrovascular events. I conducted human research and collected data for this using healthy young and older […]
Featured Day in the Life of: Hajer, graduate student using brain imaging technology to understand neurodevelopmental disorders
Hi everyone, I’m Hajer Nakua, a second-year graduate student at the University of Toronto, Canada. My work uses brain imaging technology (such as MRI) to understand the relationship between behavioural constructs and brain circuits in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Almost all my work is conducted on very powerful computers or computing systems! As with any grad student, my day to […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Vanessa, a PhD student researching Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC
I study the role of metabotropic glutamate receptors in neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. My lab employs a new cutting edge tool that allows for specific spatiotemporal control of these receptors using light. With this technology, we can ask new questions about how glutamate and the receptors activated by this neurotransmitter modulate different areas of the brain, and […]