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Mentor Details
1. Name: Michael Beckert (PhD)
2. Academic Program (e.g. MD, PhD, MD/PhD): PhD/4th year
3. Email:
4. Gender: Male
5. Year of birth: 1986
6. List universities or colleges before Einstein: Siena College (Loudeonville, NY)-Bachelors of Science University of Maryland, Baltimore (Baltimore, MD)-Laboratory Technician
7. Where you lived before Einstein: Saugerties, NY Loudonville, NY Baltimore, MD
8. Prior careers: Labortory Technician
9. If English isn't your first language, what is? English
10. Hobbies (remember those?) Music-Guitar and Bass (performing and composing) Video Games, TaeKwonDo, Cooking (primarily sushi) Beer Hour
11. Academic Interest(s): Neuroscience - Neural coding, sensory perception, comutation modeling, in vivo imaging, electrophysiology
12. Einstein Club Interests:
13. Other info that might help describe you? I believe, as important as grants, results, and giving good presentations are to your survival in grad school; having time to unwind and live life, either with friends or by yourself, is just as important if not more so for your time here and for your future.
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