Aaron Brock
Hometown: Palmyra, Virginia
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech, B.S. Microbiology
Research Interests: Microbiology, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Project: Characterizing the divisome of Borrelia burgdorferi using molecular biology and microscopy techniques
AnnaLin Woo
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech, B.S. in Neuroscience
Research Interests: Neurobiology, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Inflammation and Immunity
Project: Roles of astrocytes and perineuronal nets in excitotoxicity and epilepsy
Beatriz Torres
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Undergraduate: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.S. Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Interests: Neuroscience, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Immunology
Project: Astrocyte communicate in the brain during normal and pathological conditions
Becca Salgado
Hometown: Lake Forest, California
Undergraduate: Point Loma Nazarene University, B.S. in Biology
Research Interests: Infectious disease, immunology, virology, and public health
Project: Identifying determinants of Usutu virus pathogenesis in mice and investigating the innate immune response to flaviviruses in birds
Chelsea Buhler
Hometown: Dobbs Ferry, New York
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech, B.S. in Neuroscience
Research Interests: Neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, neurobiology in behavioral contexts
Project: … in design phase…
Earl Gilbert
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech, B.S. Neuroscience and Biology
Research Interests: Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Genetics
Project: How place is represented at the level of the synapse
Elizabeth Shupe
Hometown: Leonardtown, Maryland
Undergraduate: St. Mary’s College, B.S. in Biology and Biochemistry
Research Interests: Neurobiology, Inflammation and Immunity, Cell Signaling and Cancer
Project: Molecular and epigenetic processes contributing to increased susceptibility to neuropsychiatric illness
Erik Akbar
Hometown: Chesterfield, Virginia
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech, B.S. in Nanoscience and Neuroscience
Research Interests: Neuroscience, spatial memory, plasticity
Project: Place recognition and memory related to the hippocampus
Evan Littleton
Hometown: Chantilly, Virginia
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech, B.S. in Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Molecular biology, genetics
Project: Regulation of the molecular circadian clock in mammals
Jing Ju
Jing Ju
Hometown: Nanjng, China
Undergraduate: Nanjing Medical University, B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Graduate: Drexel University, M.S. in Cancer Biology
Research Interests: Neuroscience, Regeneration Medicine, Cell Signaling and Immunology
Project: Mechanisms of cerebrovascular remodeling, neurogenesis and innate immunity in neural injury and dysfunction following permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion
Kaiser Arndt
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Undergraduate: Iowa State University, B.S. Microbiology
Research Interests: Neuroscience, Cellular aging
Project: Neurobiology of learning and memory
Lata Chaunsali
Lata Chaunsali
Hometown: Almora, India
Graduate: M.Sc., Kumaun University, Nainital, India
Graduate: M.Phil., National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India
Research Interests: Developmental Neuroscience, Immunology, Cell Signaling
Project: … in design phase… 
Zach Baker
Hometown: Hackettstown, New Jersey
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech, B.S. in Microbiology
Research Interests: Microbiology, virology, genetics
Project: Bacteriophage impact on the gut microbiome