Discover your Niche
Undergraduate research interns supplement our lab's work related to mouse genetics and husbandry, histological approaches, and mouse behavior while cultivating their scientific skills.
Anne Mi is a rising senior majoring in Biology and minoring in Animal Science. In the Abraira Lab, Anne helps with tissue preparation in the mouse room and has a strong interest in animal welfare and behavior. After graduation, she aspires to attend veterinary school. Outside of academics, Anne enjoys reading, drawing, hiking, and swimming.
Hannah Nacht is an Abraira Lab NIH-NINDS Diversity Fellow whose primary work focuses on spinal cord sensorimotor circuits, spinal cord injury, and SCI recovery with a strong focus on naturalistic behaviors and unsupervised machine learning. In addition to her ongoing research, Hannah is fervently committed to expanding scientific accessibility and communication beyond its current limitations, both in and out of the lab.
Megan Phu is a rising sophomore majoring in Animal Science on the pre-veterinary track at SEBS. She joined the Abraira Lab in December 2020 and worked on mice tissue preparation and animal husbandry in the mouse room. Megan is interested in the behavior and welfare of these mice and aspires to attend veterinarian school in the future.
Kanaksha is a junior majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology and Nutrition. In the lab, she will be studying the function and pathway of neurons in the dorsal root horn. Besides academics, she works as a medical assistant for a neurologist. She enjoys tutoring chemistry, dancing, and spending time with family. After graduation, she plans on attending medical school.
Komal is a Senior at Rutgers University pursuing a double major in
Honors Psychology and Cell Biology/Neuroscience. She is very interested in the connection between the brain and behavior. She joined the lab during the summer of 2022 and study the role of the dorsal column nuclei in pain perception. In the future, she plans on attending graduate school for a PhD in neuropsychology.
Our lab is always looking for motivated undergraduate students that are ready to learn more about what research is all about! If interested, please fill out the linked form below to apply.