Ryan Bahar is a fourth-year medical student at Yale School of Medicine. Ryan grew up in a small town north of Boston before studying Neuroscience at Brown University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude as the Department of Neuroscience Prize recipient in 2018. At Brown, Ryan conducted research on human sleep and mouse olfaction, volunteered as an EMT, and served in various community and university teaching and leadership roles. Before coming to Yale, Ryan pursued a Fulbright Scholarship teaching in rural Czech Republic. His current academic interests are in medical education and radiology.
Students & Trainees
Neuroscience Graduate StudentHarrison is a Ph.D. student in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. He is interested in investigating the molecular mechanisms that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Harrison aims to further elucidate the amyloid beta oligomer/ PrPc signaling pathway with the hope of revealing novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of AD.
- Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (2016-2020)
- Kenneth is an MD-PhD student pursuing PhD training in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Disease advised by Ted Cohen. His work uses spatial and decision-analytic methods to improve the control and care of childhood tuberculosis. His scientific interests are in using modeling to extend clinical and epidemiological research to address critical problems in public health. His career aspiration is to be a physician-scientist who advocates for children, families, and communities, with a particular focus on improving access to evidence-based healthcare.
Research Associate 1 – ImmunobiologyAn experienced Animal Scientist with a demonstrated history in academic research. Skilled in animal husbandry, health, and handling as well as multi-project management and high-level coordination for research laboratories. Current work involves managing Dr. Palm's gnotobiotic colonies for exploration studies of the gut microbiome and identifying the interactions between human microbiota and their hosts. While Anjelica is available for gnotobiotic planning and consulting, gnotobiotic collaborations can be discussed with Dr. Noah Palm directly.
- Graduate student
- I am originally from the small town of Willow in Arkansas. I moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend Vanderbilt University where I earned a Bachelor's of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering. After college, I worked full-time in the Knapik Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center studying a rare musculoskeletal disorder called cranio-lenticulo-sutural dysplasia. When I'm not holding a pipette, I can usually be found drinking coffee, playing with my two cats, or writing poetry.
- Alexa is a PhD student in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. She is studying the roles of acetylcholine and norepinephrine in stress in order to better understand how these neurotransmitters respond to acute and chronic stress conditions. Previously, she attended Northeastern University, where she studied redox dysregulation following early life adversity and graduated with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience