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Elise Ray, UNC '24

Elise
Ray

Cohort 8

Hometown: Holly Springs, NC

Major: Neuroscience

Research Interest: Neurodegenerative diseases



I originally wanted to go to medical school, but I have become interested in pursuing a career that is more heavily focused in research.




WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

I wanted to build a community with a diverse group of peers that shared my passion for science.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

I’ve loved watching movies with my fellow cohort members and laughing together.


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

I originally wanted to go to medical school, but I have become interested in pursuing a career that is more heavily focused in research; therefore, I’m planning on pursuing an MD/PhD program after graduating.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

I’m interested in studying neurodegenerative diseases, specifically the development of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and similar tauopathies.