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Naya Ibrahim

Naya Amauri is a native Ethiopian who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and a double minor in biochemistry and philosophy.  As an undergraduate, Naya completed her honor thesis on evaluating changes in vocal timing in a finch model of Parkinson’s Disease and quantifying the effects of optogenetic manipulation on dopaminergic brain pathways involved in social-context-dependent differences in birdsong.  She is planning on pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience, with an emphasis on neural stem cell research. Her research interests include but are not limited to Parkinson’s Disease.  In her free time, Naya enjoys going to the movies, painting, and reading.