Student Life

Hark Picture editedTim Hark

Student Life Chair

Tim is a PhD student in the Northwestern Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN). He is from Cleveland, OH and received a BS in Neurobiology from Georgetown University. Tim joined Jeff Savas’s lab where he uses proteomics to study protein decay dynamics in neurodegenerative disorders. In his free time, Tim enjoys juggling, rock climbing, playing volleyball, as well as all things Cleveland sports.

schnaude cropSchnaude Dorizan

Student Life Representative

Schnaude is a Haitian-born native of Brooklyn, NY. She attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County where she double majored in biology and psychology. She is now a 2nd-year graduate student in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at Northwestern University where she is currently working on the facilitation of memory in rabbits. Her hope for the future is to combine her love of science and outreach so that every child is granted the opportunity to learn and explore the world around them. When she isn’t doing science, Schnaude loves to dance, play softball, and watch the original Twilight Zones series.

Matthew Mullen

Student Life Representative

Matt is a graduate student in the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience program. He grew up in Killingly, CT and received a B.S. in Neuroscience along with a minor in Psychology from the University of Rochester. He now works in Puneet Opal’s lab studying neurodegenerative disorders in the cerebellum, mainly spinocerebellar ataxia 1. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing soccer and tennis, supporting Boston sports teams, and napping.

 

rerereMarsalis Smith

Student Life Representative

Marsalis is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago working in the Rehab, Robotics, and Motor Learning Lab under the guidance of Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi. Marsalis received his first B.S. in Textile Engineering at North Carolina State University, and his second B.S. in Biology at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Marsalis’s current project involves understanding which models govern the central nervous system when learning novel motor tasks. Outside of the lab, you can find Marsalis enjoying his time playing soccer, drinking beer, or spending time at the gym.

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