Andrew Taibi - Graduate Student
I received my B.S. in Biology from Stony Brook University in New York. I then worked for several years studying the role of early transcription factor REST/NRSF in zebrafish development through the regulation of proneural genes under Prof. Howard Sirotkin. I also was able to study the role of Churchill in early development through its roles in FGF and TGFβ signaling. During this time I was able to earn a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology under Prof. Bernadette Holdener and Prof. Robert Haltiwanger. To explore a long held interest in the ever changing and infinitely complex mind I am now pursuing my Ph.D. in Neuroscience in the Shepherd lab where I hope to contribute to our growing body of knowledge on the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and memory.