Rebecca Pizzitola

2023 NeURO fellow
Symbolic systems (natural language) major
Stanford University

My name is Rebecca Pizzitola, and I am a sophomore (class of '25) majoring in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Natural Language and minoring in Italian. I fell in love with the brain after watching "Gifted Hands" in 4th grade, and have since studied various aspects of neuroscience including psychopathology, pediatric hydrocephalus surgery outcomes, and now memory and decision making with the Heller Lab. This summer, I'll be working on the impacts of GABA antagonists on memory in mice with Down syndrome. Outside of neuro, I'm an RA in Lantana, I foster kittens with my mom, and I have plans to study abroad in Florence at some point in my undergrad career.

Faculty Mentor: H. Craig Heller