Neuroscience Graduate Program - Student Profile

Adam Nitenson

Student Profile

I graduated from Tufts University in 2010 with a double major in Biopsychology and Classical Studies. During my undergraduate studies, I developed a strong interest in the biological bases of normal and abnormal human behavior and cognition. This led to my involvement in Dr. Lisa Shin's psychopathology lab, where I completed a Senior Honors Thesis on memory and emotion.

Following Tufts, I worked under Dr. Joshua Roffman in the Brain Genomics Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. There, I coordinated data acquisition and analysis for several projects that sought to understand the mechanisms of schizophrenia through neuroimaging (fMRI, PET), genetics, and dietary measures.

Now, in the Brown Neuroscience Graduate Program, I am studying neural correlates of drug use and risk-taking behavior, as well as underlying genetic and personality factors that may contribute to these actions. I am concurrently working towards a Master's degree in Brown's Program in Innovation, Management, and Entrepreneurship (PRIME) through the Open Graduate Education program.

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Tufts University

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