Join us for our third Black In Neuro Seminar! This time, we'll hear about groundbreaking work from not one, but TWO incredible graduate students. Thomas Burnett, a PhD candidate at John Hopkins University, will give a talk titled, "An Exploration of Somatosensory Cortex." We'll also hear from Tyler Bonnen, a PhD candidate at Stanford University, whose talk is titled, "Using biologically plausible computational models to understand visual behaviors supported by the medial temporal lobe".
As a MARC Scholar, Thomas graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2018 with a degree in Biology. He now pursues his PhD in Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University in the labs of Dr. Kristina Nielsen and Dr. Daniel O’Connor, where he studies the mechanisms of somatosensation across species, with a special focus on ferret whiskers.
After growing up in Miami, FL, tyler dropped out of high school at 17 and began working with social justice organizations throughout the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa. Returning to school at 22, he began his scientific training at Miami Dade Community College, then transferred to Columbia University. Currently, tyler is a graduate student at Stanford, working to characterize behaviors supported by the medial temporal lobe within a biologically plausible computational framework. It's his hope that understanding the neurobiology of memory will enable us to develop more grounded healing practices, so that we might better respond to psychological trauma.
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