Interning with Parkinson’s specialists and observing patients with dementia over the summer made one thing clear- I definitely wished to pursue Neurobiology. After the internship, I was so intrigued by the functioning of the brain and felt compelled to conduct further research on it. It’s one of the most complex things in this world almost like a big city: appears to be disorganized, yet everyone gets where they need to on most days.
Neurobiology is a fascinating field as although the brain is one of the fundamental organs, we still know so little about it. This is exactly why I love Neurobiology it gives individuals a scope for creativity and imagination. Along with this, it allows individuals to understand life from an emergent point of view as a hundred billion neurons work together to perform one specific function. The University of Washington would be a great platform for me to explore my curiosity of Neurobiology as it provides students a range of activities such as the “Grey Matters” journal and the Neurobiology student club.
It will be an honor to meet Professor William Moody whose research on mapping the development of ion channels was so impressive.