Jeff Gitahi '22
Research Mentor: Allan Gulledge, Molecular and Systems Biology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
My name is Jeff Maina and I am a Dartmouth '22 from Nakuru, Kenya. I am a Neuroscience major and a Computer Science minor. I am interested in research surrounding computational neurobiology focusing on creating brain models using code and mathematical models to understand the principles underlying the cognitive capabilities of the nervous system. I work in The Gulledge Lab at Geisel School of Medicine investigating the role of neurological modulators in cognition with a focus in understanding their role in neurological and psychological disorders such as Schizophrenia. The E.E. Just Program has supported and facilitated the foundation of my research by providing numerous resources to guide me in my research journey The program has also been influential in providing mentorship and helping me develop my skills as a researcher and creating a community of like-minded intellectuals who have been influential in my ongoing journey as a neuroscience researcher.