Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain Announces New Class of Undergraduate Research Fellows

Thirty-two talented undergraduate students will gain hands-on experience and contribute to neuroscience research as the newest class of the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. This year’s class comprises 24 new fellows and eight returning fellows continuing their fellowships for a second year.

SURF provides funds for undergraduate research assistants to work in SCGB-funded laboratories during the academic year under the mentorship of postdoctoral fellows or doctoral students. The program aims to spark and sustain interest in systems and computational neuroscience among undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research.

In addition to financial support, the SCGB provides a computational boot camp to fellows and program certificates to fellows and mentors; facilitates community among fellows and mentors; and arranges an end-of-year research symposium for fellows to share their work.

You can learn more about the fellows and mentors on the SCGB’s website.

New Fellows

Vasila Abdumuminova
Hunter College

Jesus Cabrales Quintanilla
University of Washington

Chi “Jack” Chou
University of California, San Diego

Sofiya Eliachova
Hunter College

Dilay Ercelik
University College London

Kaela Evans
University of California, Los Angeles

Rhuna Gibbs
Emory University

Nghi Ho
Georgia Tech

Mehnoor Khan
City University of New York

Hein Kim
Northwestern University

Hannah Kim
University of California, San Diego

Madison Scott Lansing
University of California, Irvine

Jeffrey Liu
University of California, San Diego

Maanasa Mendu
Harvard College

Tommy Mesamours
Morehouse College

Adam Nance
Stanford University

Amelia Orwant
University of Chicago

Manuel Paez
Columbia University

Thuy Phi
De Anza-Foothill College

Lisa Sippl
University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

Ezra Sutter
Drew University

Kellen Vu
Stanford University

Xinyi “Cindy” Wang
University of California, San Diego

Claire Zhang
Columbia University

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