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NeURO Undergraduate Alumni

Opening the doors to a world of neuroscience research

Fellows in our Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Opportunity (NeURO) and Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Opportunity for Community College (NeURO-CC) programs join a Stanford neuroscience lab for the summer to learn about the practice and culture of science and to help advance our understanding of how the brain works (and why it sometimes doesn't). 

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Grace Adebogun

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Human Biology
Grace Adebogun (‘24) is a freshman hoping to major in human biology with a concentration in the brain and behavior.

Danielle Amir-Lobel

2022 NeURO Trainee
Symbolic Systems (Neuroscience) and Economics
Danielle Amir-Lobel (‘24) is a sophomore at Stanford double majoring in Symbolic Systems (Neuroscience concentration) and Economics. She discovered her passion for neuroscience while studying Type 1 diabetes and advocating for research to advance treatments and find a cure.

Temiloluwa Babalola

2021 NeURO Trainee
Major Undeclared
Most people call me "Temi." I am Nigerian, and I live in Kansas City, Missouri. I have a sweet tooth and I love eating ice (cavities, yikes!). In my free time, I relax by playing games on my phone and listening to music before falling asleep. I read mostly webtoons and cultivation webnovels.

Jack Bartley

2022 NeURO Trainee
I am so excited to join the NeURO family! I work in the Hong Lab to make and fabricate brain electrodes. I'm from Berkeley, CA, and I love to mountain bike and make friendship bracelets in my free time.

Natalia Castillo-Ramos

2022 NeURO Trainee
Natalia Castillo-Ramos ('25) is a freshman interested in studying Bioengineering or Neurobiology. At Stanford, Natalia is a part of the Habla organization, Cardinal Free Clinics, and is a member in the Pepper Lab.

Christian Cepeda

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Human Biology
Christian Cepeda ('23) is a transfer student who is majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Neuroimmunology. He is also an FLI, Latinx student from Jefferson City, Missouri. He has had an interest in Neuroimmunology ever since his younger brother was diagnosed with Myasthenia gravis.

Richard Coca

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Human Biology
Richard Coca ('22) is a junior majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Medical Anthropology. He is involved with the Undiagnosed Disease Network site at Stanford and is interested in their approach to neurological disorders.

Alvand Daliri

2022 NeURO Trainee
Biomedical Computation
I'm Alvand, a junior studying Biomedical Computation. I was born in Iran and lived there for about 13 years before coming to school in Irvine, CA. I'm deeply passionate about neuroscience and studying the brain during development.

Katie Dong

2022 NeURO Trainee
Biology
Katie Dong ('25) is a freshman currently planning to study Biology on the Neurobiology track. Initial interests in molecular biology as well as neurodevelopmental disabilities inspired her interest in neurodevelopment.

Mohamed Zahier Elhassan

2022 NeURO Trainee
Symbolic Systems (Neuroscience concentration) and Economics
Mohamed Elhassan is a freshman currently attending Stanford University! Originally born in Khartoum, Sudan, Mohamed moved to the US at a young age and now resides in Laurel, Maryland. Mohamed plans to major in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in neuroscience on the pre-medical pathway.

Mohammad Elmojtaba Gumma

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Human Biology
Mohammad Elmojtaba Gumma (he/him) is a junior majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in the Socio-Cultural Determinants of Health and minoring in African and African-American Studies.

Katie Han

2022 NeURO Trainee
Bioengineering
I am Katie, a Bioengineering Major interested in studying neurodegeneration and stem cell therapies. Previously, I worked in the Bronte-Stewart lab to investigate the potential relationships between kinematic variables and changes in Parkinson's Disease symptoms over time.
Christopher Hughes

Chris Hughes

2021 NeURO Trainee
Departments of Physics and Philosophy
Chris Hughes ('23) is a sophomore at Stanford double majoring in Physics and Philosophy. From a young age, Chris was interested in fundamental questions, and this led to a strong interest in both subjects.
Hannah Jeoung

Hannah Jeoung

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Human Biology
Hannah Jeoung (‘24) is a freshman currently planning to study Human Biology under the neurobiology track.
Meghan Jin

Meghan Jin

2021 NeURO Trainees
Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Meghan Jin (’24) is a freshman interested in studying neuroscience and dementia, while also exploring various fields. Originally fascinated by the molecular impacts of biology and the brain, she was drawn to delving into different neurodegenerative diseases.
Blen Kedir

Blen Kedir

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Human Biology
Blen Kedir (‘23) is a sophomore at Stanford majoring in Biology, on the Neurobiology track, and minoring in Philosophy. Currently, she works in the lab of Dr.
Zeena Khazendar

Zeena Khazendar

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Human Biology
Zeena Khazendar is currently a pre-med sophomore on the varsity beach volleyball team at Stanford majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Human Rights.

Solmih Kim

2022 NeURO Trainee
Human Biology
I am an undergraduate ('25) planning to major in Human Biology and minor in Symbolic Systems under the neuroscience track. Currently, I am researching in the Raymond Lab to further motor learning studies in the cerebellum.
Jonathan Laxamana

Jonathan Laxamana

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Human Biology
I am currently interested in studying human biology or biology. However, I definitely am eager to explore other fields that Stanford has to offer including their classes in creative writing, modern languages, and public policy.
Nelia Lechuga

Nelia Lechuga

2022 NeURO Trainee
Human Biology
Nelia is a sophomore planning to major in Human Biology and is interested in pursuing a pre-medical trackway. She is a FLI student, and was born and raised in the East Bay.
Abigail Celeste Levya

Abigail Celeste Levya

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Engineering, Biomedical Computation
Abigail Leyva (‘24) is a freshman at Stanford who plans on majoring in Biomedical Computation and minoring in Psychology. Her passion for Neuroscience stems from her curiosity in the way we behave as we do.

Aleishai Pena Lopez

2022 NeURO Trainee
Hi everyone! I am Aleishai Pena Lopez, a sophomore who is currently attending De Anza College and planning to transfer to a four-year university this upcoming fall. My major is biological sciences and I’m passionate about knowing the how and why behind our body’s reactions.
Idalia  Lopez-Martinez

Idalia Lopez-Martinez

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Psychology
Idalia Lopez-Martinez is a sophomore majoring in Psychology. Her love for Psychology began at a young age, during a time where she struggled with her own mental health. As a child, she loved superheroes and had this seemingly crazy idea that she could save the world one day.

Noah Lowe

2022 NeURO Trainee
Symbolic Systems (Neuroscience concentration) and Economics
I’m a freshman planning on majoring in Symbolic Systems. I’m very passionate about providing physiological basis for psychological concepts and bridging the gap between modern technology and the human mind. I did a lot of Science Olympiad, Biology Olympiad, HOSA and BrainBee in high school.
Moremi  Mabogunje

Moremi Mabogunje

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Communication Studies
Moremi Mabogunje (’23) is a sophomore at Foothill College majoring in Communication Studies. With a distinct interest in the ways communication affects and explains human behavior, she now aspires to study the deeper connection of neuroscience and that field. Her current research work is in Dr.

Nicholas Tolentino Macedo

2022 NeURO Trainee
Bioengineering
I am originally from Boston, MA, and I hope to major in Bioengineering. My interests for neuroscience sparked after arriving at Stanford and discovering the fascinating research going on here, and I look forward to exploring it hands on as a NeURO fellow.
Matthew  Martinez

Matthew Martinez

2021 NeURO Trainee
Departments of Bioengineering and Psychology
Matthew Martinez (’24) is a freshman at Stanford planning on studying bioengineering and psychology. In the NeURO fellowship, he looks forward to studying and answering questions related to Alzheimer’s disease through analyzing genomic data in the Gentles lab.
Andres Michel

Andres Michel

2022 NeURO Trainee
Bioengineering
My name is Andres Michel, and I am a junior majoring in bioengineering. My favorite school subjects are biology and chemistry, and I am especially interested in the field of neuroscience. I am also a premed student.

Jayden Murray-Houston

2022 NeURO Trainee
I am a first-generation college student at Foothill. I am part of the Foothill Puente program. I am full of optimism and good energy. I enjoy learning about new things regarding science and technology. I spend my free time discovering new music or finding new food spots to try out.

Jenny Nguyen

2022 NeURO Trainee
Bioengineering & Earth Systems
I am currently a freshman studying bioengineering and earth systems. My parents are refugees from Vietnam and I grew up in a single-parent household with my mom. My dad suffered with substance addictions which sparked my involvement in mental healthcare activism.

Audrey Nguyen-Hoang

2022 NeURO Trainee
Biology & Psychology
Audrey Nguyen-Hoang (‘25) is a freshman at Stanford who is planning to major in Biology and Psychology. Her passion and curiosity for medicine and neuroscience are at the heart of her aspiration to become a physician.
Sasha  Ronaghi

Sasha Ronaghi

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
My name is Sasha Ronaghi and I am from Irvine, CA. I am a first-year student and hope to major in Materials Science and Engineering with an emphasis on biomaterials.

Giovanni Talledos Sanchez

2022 NeURO Trainee
I am a first-generation college student at Foothill. I am part of the Foothill Puente program. I am full of optimism and good energy. I enjoy learning about new things regarding science and technology. I spend my free time discovering new music or finding new food spots to try out.
Bikal  Sharma

Bikal Sharma

2021 NeURO Trainee
Major Undeclared
Bikal Sharma (’24) is a freshman at Stanford with interests in neuroscience, biocomputation, and chemistry. As a NeURO fellow in the Pfeffer Lab, he researches the causes of inherited Parkinson’s Disease using innovative biochemical approaches.

Amelia Berot Spring

2022 NeURO Trainee
Psychology
Amelia Spring (’24) is a sophomore majoring in psychology with an enthusiastic interest in neuroscience. Through the NeURO fellowship, they will be working in the Ricci lab investigating the mechanisms of hearing and hearing loss.
Chase Marie Swinton

Chase Marie Swinton

2021 NeURO Trainee
Symbolic Systems Program
Chase Swinton (‘23) is a sophomore majoring in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Neurosciences from Sherwood, Arkansas. She’s really happy to be a part of the Zuchero Lab which aspires to understand how myelin is formed in the central nervous system and perturbed in disease.

Isabel Caballero Teixeira

2022 NeURO Trainee
My name is Isabel CaballeroTeixeira (25), I am currently a Sophomore at DeAnza majoring in Biology. I am extremely excited to be participating in this fellowship and help jump start my education into the research side of the sciences.
Samrat  Thapa

Samrat Thapa

2021 NeURO Trainee
Department of Biomedical Computation
Samrat is an incoming freshman to Stanford hoping to major in Biomedical Computation. His primary interests are in stem cells, specifically the mechanisms by which normal stem cells become cancerous.

Lour Drick Valsote

2022 NeURO Trainee
Human Biology
Lour Drick Valsote (‘24) is a sophomore at Stanford planning on studying human biology with a focus on neuroscience.
Jennifer  Wang

Jennifer Wang

2021 NeURO Trainee
Major undeclared
Jennifer Wang (23’) is a sophomore at Stanford currently deciding to study either Chemical Engineering or Chemistry.
Claudia R. Zimmerman

Claudia Zimmerman

2022 NeURO Trainee
Bioengineering
Hi, my name is Claudia Zimmerman and I am currently a junior majoring in bioengineering. I am also on the pre-med tract and I love conducting research.