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Faten Sayed

I'm majoring in the Neuroscience track in Psychology and I hope to go on to graduate school in Neuroscience and eventually become a researcher. I'm especially interested in neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, which drew me to Professor Lombroso's lab in January of 2011. I work with Dr. Susan Goebel-Goody, helping out to elucidate the role of STEP in Fragile X Syndrome. Through her guidance and Evan Wallis's patience in teaching me assays, I came to have a better understanding of how to approach research and what the lab is working on.

Carrying out research in Professor Lombroso's lab has been and continues to be one of my greatest experiences at Yale. Everyone-- and by everyone I mean including neighboring labs-- is very welcoming, supportive, and always there to answer questions. It's a great environment and I'm lucky to be a part of such a great team!