Hi, I am Dingding Shen. I come from China where I earned a medical degree in Nantong University. I am now a third year student of the Neuroscience Program in the MacDonald lab. Our lab is interested in studying GABAA receptor mutations that are associated with genetic epilepsies. For my thesis project, I will study the impact of a GABAB3 mutation on the GABAA receptor function using a genetically modified knock-in mouse model.
What surprised me the most since my arrival in Vanderbilt is its collaborative and vibrant research environment. And I believe the broad spectrum of research expertise at Vanderbilt will provide me a unique environment to pursue my graduate education.