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Ruby Ortiz ’16

How did you choose your area of study?

I became very interested in neuroscience when I was taking a laboratory course in molecular biology, I was struck by the molecular basis of the proteins alteration in the brain can lead to cognitive impairments. The neuroscience program at Lake Forest College stands out from any other institution because the opportunities to hear from scientific research in the field presented in the lecture halls by well-known neuroscientist. I hope to further expand my knowledge of the brain’s molecular function in understanding the principles that underlie the biological phenomena in proteins in order to ameliorate brain disease.