Student Spotlight-Shweta Lodha
May 3, 2017
Class of 2019
Hometown: Long Island, New York
Your current research project at Duke: Currently, I am working on investigating the impact of activation of an odorant receptor, PSGR, on promoting neuroendocrine differentiation in the prostate, and subsequent progression of prostate cancer. Next semester, I will begin work on the Brain and Society Bass Connection's project on Medication Adherence.
Thoughts on neuroscience education: I believe neuroscience education is essential to understanding the fundamental core of what prompts human behavior and functionality. Understanding the underlying concepts of neuroscience teaches one to constantly contemplate and recognize the patterns in human thought, behavior, and action. There is so much still left to uncover, but that is what makes neuroscience a tremendously exciting discipline to study!
What is a fact that you find interesting in neuroscience? Currently, research suggests that there are more than 10,000 different types of neurons in the human brain!