During my undergraduate career, I have found enjoyment in the intersection of the fields of engineering and neuroscience, the former of which I’d had little to no exposure to until coming to Rice. However, I have become deeply interested in how an engineering background enables me to further probe and interact with the brain, ultimately allowing for more innovative methods of decoding neural activity. In the Kemere Lab, I was working to understand the role of the hippocampus in both spatial navigation (see RELevator) and learning/memory (check out Shark-Wave). In my graduate and post-graduate careers, however, I would like to move more towards working on decoding the underlying neural activity of memory and consciousness, ideally to the point of understanding where replication through computer simulations becomes feasible.
When I got to Rice University, I realized I had nothing figured out. Classes were hard, I had no clue what my career path would look like — the impact my mentors and TAs had on me were incredibly powerful in those early years. I strive to help students navigating their early years of research or a new academic field, and come to love the field as I do.
My experience is as follows :
Below, I have included some notes and course resources I've put together for classes I have TA'd and Fellowed for at Rice University.
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