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Alan Harris [View Image]
Education: College of William and Mary, B.S. in Biology (2014); Virginia Commonwealth University, M.S. in Physiology & Biophysics (2016)
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Thesis adviser: Kimberle Jacobs, Ph.D., Anatomy & Neurobiology
Research interests: At the College of William and Mary, I began research at the scale of ecology, assisting Dr. Matthias Leu in a longitudinal study on the distribution of avian populations across Eastern Virginia. My Master’s thesis was completed in the lab of Dr. Louis De Felice at VCU, and studied the electrophysiology of the monoamine transporters, specifically the dopamine and norepinephrine transporters. I am especially interested in neuroscience, particularly the mechanisms whereby network-level neurocomputation emerges in dependence on membrane conductance properties.
Personal bio: I am from Richmond, VA, and studied biology and philosophy at the College of William & Mary. During times of leisure, I enjoy running; talking about philosophy, science, and culture; entomology; and lounging on my balcony.