Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Postdoc, Snyder Lab
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
PhD, Cell Biology
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
MBBCh, Medicine & Surgery
Msc, Histology & Genetics
Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
A.A.S. in Biotechnology from Baltimore City Community College,
B.S. in Biology from Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Research interest: I worked in labs studying neurodevelopment disorders and the neurobiology of autoimmune diseases, making me drawn to Neuroscience. I have an interest in understanding the psychology and neurobiology of drug addiction.
Graduate Student (rotation)
Laura Ventura is a graduate research assistant at the University of Maryland School of Medicine pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience. She graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2021 with a BS in Biology and a minor in Psychology. Laura is interested in the treatment of psychiatric disorders and chronic pain conditions.
Undergraduate Research Intern
Ayush is interested in research about neurotransmitters: understanding how they are synthesized, released, and received by neurons and how they impact neural communication. He is also interested in investigating the impact of neural plasticity on behavior, how it contributes to learning and memory, and how it impacts behavior in health and disease.
Tolu Adelaja (High School Intern)