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Ryan Mischel

Ryan Mischel


University of North Dakota, B.S. in Biology/Pre-Health
Hometown: West Fargo, N.D.
Thesis Adviser: Hamid Akbarali, Ph.D; Pharmacology and Toxicology

Research interests:

Ryan spent two years in a neuroscience laboratory at UND studying the differential effects of adrenergic receptor subtype activation on adult neurogenesis and correlated neural processes, specifically epileptiform activity. He utilized electrophysiological techniques to assess epileptogenesis in mouse hippocampi under the controlled influence of various selective adrenergic receptor subtype agonists and antagonists. These experiences have bred in him a great passion for neuroscience and uncovering the secrets held within the mind.

Personal bio:

Ryan was born in Fargo, N.D. and raised in West Fargo, N.D. (These are indeed two different cities.) He spent much of his youth rocking out with friends on his drum set and running track and cross country. He takes great interest in philosophy, quantum mechanics and astrophysics and enjoys speculating about the implications of new developments in these fields. His greatest passion, however, is the human brain and psyche — a complex which he considers to be nature’s most elegant creation.