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Autumn
Tucker

Cohort 6

Hometown: Waxhaw, NC

Major: Neuroscience, with minors in Computer Science and French

Research Interest: Neuropharmcology; neuroimmunology



It's always interesting to learn about the diverse research that other scholars are involved in at the annual CSS Research Symposium. It's a great opportunity to expand my awareness of different types of research in STEM and the diverse impacts that they have.




WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

The opportunity to join a supportive community of fellow minorities in STEM, who can relate to each other on multiple levels and help each other find opportunities and grow as scholars was a big draw for me.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

It’s always interesting to learn about the diverse research that other scholars are involved in at the annual CSS Research Symposium. It’s a great opportunity to expand my awareness of different types of research in STEM and the diverse impacts that they have.


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

The CSS program has helped me clarify my research interests and career goals, while finding a clearer sense of direction in my academic pursuits. It has introduced to numerous valuable opportunities and helped me network with other students and faculty across the UNC community.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

Neuropharmacology and neuroimmunology; the neurological impact of alcoholism on Alzheimer’s pathology with the Crews Lab in the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies under Leon G. Coleman M.D., Ph.D.


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Hayden B. Renwick Academic Achievement Award