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Michal Vascak

Michal VascakEducation:

Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.S. in Biochemistry (2008); National Cancer Institute, NIH, Post-Baccalaureate Cancer Research Training Award Fellow (2008-2010)
Hometown: Valley Cottage, NY
PhD Advisor: John Povlishock, PhD
Graduate Program: Neuroscience


Research Interests:

Michal’s background is in cancer research where he investigated the stability and regulation of components of the DNA damage response after ionizing radiation.  However, for his graduate training he would like to shift his focus toward the neurosciences, specifically, traumatic brain injury.

Personal Bio:

Michael was born in Slovakia, and raised in the Lower Hudson Valley, just north of NYC.  Outside of his academic pursuits, his passions involve surfing and traveling. These have taken him along the better part of the Mid-Atlantic/North-Eastern seaboard, California, Mexico, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. He likes Richmond because it offers a lot of outdoor activities in close proximity, and because it is centrally located between mountains and the ocean.