My name is Mahmoud Mahdi, an international student from Lebanon. I am majoring in Biochemistry with a pre-medical track at Earlham College. During this summer, I will be conducting research at Stark Neurosciences Research Institute. This is a grand opportunity that I am looking forward to as it will serve to quench my thirst for learning more about the brain and its functions. This perplex organ has been at the center of my interest as it governs our everyday behaviors and actions. I find joy while searching for the various pieces of information that neuroscientists have obtained through research. From surfing articles to conversing with Neuroscientists, I strive to answer the many questions that I have. At Starks I hope to develop and advance my laboratory skills while learning about Neuroscience from the best in this field.
About This Internship:
This intense 9 week program is designed to provide a strong foundation for developing and growing research skills through exposure to laboratory research focused on biomedical neuroscience research. We have more than 50 faculty at the SNRI housed in 11 different departments providing a wide-range of clinically-relevant research questions aimed at exposing the mechanisms and potential therapeutic treatments to treat multiple disorders of the nervous system. Basic and translational research specialties of our faculty include pain and sensor systems, spinal cord and brain injury, as well as a number of developmental, affective, mood, movement, neurodegenerative and addictive disorders.
Mahmoud Mahdi '18
Research Intern, Stark Neurosciences Research Institute