As a fan of mystery and true crime, neuroscience student Tori Wallingford says in another life she could see herself being a forensic pathologist. But after the Bellevue, Washington, native graduates this December, Tori hopes to get into veterinary school and eventually become a small animal general practitioner or an animal ophthalmologist.
When neurology major Maddie Click wraps up her undergraduate studies at WSU his coming May, it won’t be long before she’s back in the classroom. The Redmond, Washington, plans on returning to school to pursue a master’s degree in neuroscience.
Now in her second year of the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience’s doctorate program in neuroscience, Kyra Parker is working on identifying neuronal signaling pathways that are involved in neurodevelopment and how exercise can influence the pathways.
Taylor Waldron hopes to continue her studies in graduate school when she graduates from the College of Veterinary Medicine in May. From Sumner, Washington, Taylor is a neuroscience major in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience. She is minoring in psychology.
Peter Yunker is a junior in Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience pursuing a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience with a pre-medicine track. Peter has spent recent summers in Alaska working as a commercial fisherman, but when he graduates in the winter of 2023, he hopes to head to medical school.
As a student in the STARS and MARC programs, microbiology major Natasha Puzon finds herself in a state-of-the-art laboratory working to determine the effectiveness of a promising antibody against a deadly species of hantavirus.