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Yara Alfawares

Yara Alfawares worked in the Neurotrauma laboratory while an undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati.  She is now a medical student at University of Cincinnati, studying to be a future neurosurgeon

Zachary Porter

Zachary Porter joined the Neurotrauma Laboratory in the summer of 2017 after completing his first year of medical training at University of Cincinnati.  He is now a neurosurgery resident at University of Arkansas

Katherine Rhame

Katherine Rhame joined the Neurotrauma Laboratory for the summer of 2017. She is currently a Neurology resident at University of Cincinnati.

Fatima Anwar

Fatima Anwar is an undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. She spends her summers in Cincinnati and has worked in the laboratories of Drs. McGuire and Ngwenya from 2015-2017. She is now a medical student at The Ohio State University.

Benjamin Ramser

Benjamin Ramser is a medical student at the University of Cincinnati. He worked in the Neurotrauma Laboratory the summer of 2018 and received a NIH MSSRP award to support his research project, “Alterations of neurogenesis-associated signaling pathways in dentate gyrus following traumatic brain injury”

Kinsey Barhorst

Kinsey Barhorst is a medical student at UC interested in Neurosurgery. She spent the summer of 2019 in the Neurotrauma Laboratory and completed a successful project, in collaboration with Dr. Jed Harting's laboratory, exploring spreading depolarizations in the hippocampus. She received a Neurosurgery Research and Education Fund (NREF) medical student fellowship for her summer research project, “Effects of cortical spreading depolarizations on the hippocampus”

Erika Correll

Erika Correll worked as a research assistant in the Neurotrauma Laboratory from 2017-2019. She is currently pursing her dream of a career in academic neuroscience. She is a PhD graduate student at University of Massachusetts Amherst studying sensorimotor gating of the startle reflex.


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