Founding Abraira Lab member, graduating senior, and outstanding undergraduate researcher Melissa Gandhi was yesterday awarded the Henry Rutgers Scholar Award - the highest institutional honor awarded to an undergraduate thesis. Melissa's treatise - beyond 30-pages - fundamentally characterized the lineage and glycinergic characteristics of Parvalbumin Positive (PV+) Interneurons in the Deep Dorsal Horn: how they process touch and modulate locomotion. As a Henry Rutgers Scholar, Melissa's work will go down in history - marked as a noncirculating publication in the Rutgers Library. Melissa was also accepted in the up-and-coming Rutgers Genetics graduate program. Congratulations, Melissa, for your instrumental work - may it lay down the foundations for your successful career, just as you laid down the foundations for this lab, and exemplary expectations for our other stellar undergraduates. Keep in touch!