Here it is then…the conclusion of the trip.

My trip to Duke has undoubtedly been the best thing that could have happened to me as an undergraduate student. I have discovered what I do and don’t know; my areas of strength and weakness,  the breadth of knowledge which I need to glean and how studying is different at PhD level compared to being an undergraduate student.  It has given me opportunities to do things I would not have done at the level I am at with amazing people.  This has not only broadened my contacts in the field but also added to my friendship circle and given me a different perspective on what I want to achieve from my life.

Thanks to the following people for making my visit  Duke for the Neuroscience Bootcamp possible.

The University of Central Lancashire Travel Bursary.

Dr Mark Roy, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, UCLan,  who originally put me in touch with Professor Whitfield.

I wish to thank Keith E Whitfield, Professor and Developmental Program Director, Psychology and Neuroscience for my first point of contact at Duke and for a very informative meeting whilst there.

Michael Platt, Professor; Director, Duke Institute for Brain Science, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience DIBS, D-CIDES, CCN Neurobiology, School of Medicine, DIBS Director, DIBS Faculty, DIBS Investigator, Member, DIBS Executive Board, Member, DIBS Center,D-CIDES Member


Elizabeth Johnson, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Neurobiology, School of Medicine, DIBS Staff, DIBS Faculty.

For their invitation to join Bootcamp.

Tanya Schreiber, Program Coordinator | Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, DGSA – Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program. For being a fantastic organiser.

All of the academic staff involved in the lectures and labs.

All my colleagues in the group who made my stay so memorable.

Thanks also to the following who made time in their busy schedules to see me and advise me:

Allison Ashley-Koch, PhD, Professor, Center for Human Genetics, Medicine, Division of Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, DIBS Faculty, DIBS Investigator.

Leonard E. White, PhD. Associate Professor, Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Community & Family Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, School of Medicine, DIBS Staff, DIBS Faculty.

Richard Mooney, PhD. George Barth Geller Professor, Neurobiology, School of Medicine, DIBS Faculty, DIBS Investigator, Member, DIBS Executive Board.

Anne West, M.D, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurobiology, School of Medicine, DIBS Faculty.

Beth Peloquin, Graduate Program Administrative Assistant for Neurobiology PhD Programs.

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