Group Leader & Principal Investigator
Everyone who associates with our group should have the time of their lives doing Science. Leveraging on a very supportive research environment, I hope to help each of us achieve our absolute potential. Be fearless and pursue your own unique dreams.
#rigour #quantitative #diversity #readpapers #womeninstem #bloodsweat&tears #eatfood
HR Manager, Health Officer, Timekeeper, Security Guard & Spiritual Leader
I provide therapy when experiments are challenging. I run outdoor project meetings and soft skill workshops. I attend every lab meeting and teach classes. Free time? What is free time? Grants and papers are written in my sleep.
#realboss #wirschaffeneszusammen #buerohund #maus #wassertrinken
Amritha Manjally, B.Eng. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Neuroscience
PhD Candidate, Neurobiology, BU (From Sep 2021)
Research Assistant, Uni Freiburg (Jun 2020–Mar 2021)
MSc Neuroscience Student, Uni Freiburg (Jul 2019–May 2020)
I have a Masters degree in Neuroscience from the University of Freiburg. I will be pursuing my graduate studies in the area of neuroimmunology. I am interested in studying microglial cells both in vitro and in vivo in the context of neurodegeneration. I am motivated to acquire new skills in the field of neuroscience, imaging, bioinformatics, and data analysis. In my free time, I love to sketch, paint and draw comic strips for fun.
Ouzéna Bouadi, B.Sc. Biology, M.Sc. Neuroscience
PhD Candidate, Neurobiology, BU (From Sep 2021)
Joint Master of Neuroscience Intern/MS thesis, Uni Freiburg (Feb 2020–Aug 2021)
After starting my university training in medical school, I received my B.Sc in multidisciplinary biology in 2019 (France/Canada). I joined the Tay Lab during my M.Sc in Neuroscience and majored in neuroimmunology (France/Germany). My research interest concerns glial interactions within the brain. I am currently studying long-term microglial and astrocytic responses to various brain injuries and in different experimental models. In my free time, I like drawing/painting and hiking!
Clifton Johnson III
Undergraduate Researcher, Bachelor Student, Neurobiology, BU (From Jul 2022)
I am a third year undergraduate student studying neurobiology. I am interested in translational and clinical neuroscience and improving our understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. In my free time I like to work out, play basketball, and watch movies.
Work-study IT Support & Undergraduate Researcher, Bachelor Student, Neurobiology, BU (From Aug 2022)
I am an undergraduate at BU with a concentration in neurobiology and a secondary in computer science. I am interested in the implications of computer science in neurobiology. I hope my time in the Tay Lab allows me to gain practical laboratory and research experience. In my free time I daydream about becoming a chef and I love to go to the gym.
Work-study Programmer & Undergraduate Researcher, Bachelor Student, Biomedical Engineering, BU (From Sep 2022)
I am currently a Junior studying Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. I am particularly interested in molecular biology, nanotechnology, and materials science. I hope to one day pass the PE exam for Chemical Engineering! In my free time, I practice yoga and read the extensive Dune series.
Remote Researcher & Programmer (From Jun 2023)
Senior Design Bachelor Student, Biomedical Engineering, BU (Sep 2022-May 2023)
I’m interested in computational biology, bioinformatics, and clinical devices. I hope to integrate my programming skills and research experience to improve the analysis tools of the lab.
Chenkai graduated from BU in the spring of 2023 and is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree at Imperial College London, UK.
Programmer & Undergraduate Researcher, Bachelor Student, Electrical Engineering, BU (From Aug 2023)
I am a junior studying electrical engineering. I am interested in the crossroad between medicine and engineering, I am specifically interested in concussions research and disorders in the brain. In my free time I read, crotchet, and listen to podcasts.
Undergraduate Researcher, Bachelor Student, Neuroscience, BU (From Sep 2023)
I am a rising sophomore at Boston University. I am interested in neurology, psychiatric processes, and studying the relationships of the body with the brain. I hope to further develop my knowledge on lab skills and the brain in my time in the Tay lab. I also love cooking and drawing in my free time.
Work-study Lab Administrator, Bachelor Student, Neuroscience, BU (From Sep 2023)
I am an undergrad student at BU studying neuroscience with a minor in biology on the pre-health track. I am interested in delving into the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration and gaining research and lab experience. In my free time I enjoy swimming, travelling, and hanging out with friends.
Kristen Harder, B.Sc. Cell and Molecular Biology
Graduate Rotation Student, 1st Year Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry (MCBB) PhD, BU (Nov 2023-Jan 2024)
I have a bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology from the University of Rhode Island. I am interested in cell and molecular neuroscience and neuroimmunology, especially in the context of stress and neurological and psychiatric disease. In my free time, I like gymnastics, biking, and painting.
Graduate Rotation Student, 1st Year Neurobiology PhD, BU (Nov 2023-Jan 2024)
I received my BA in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Rutgers University in 2022 and I am a current graduate student in Boston University’s Neurobiology Ph.D. program. I am largely interested in investigating the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms of how microglia function in both healthy and diseased conditions. Additionally, my goal is to gain more experience in the field of neurotechnology development. In my free time, I love to paint, watch basketball, and go bouldering/rock wall climbing.
Undergraduate Researcher, Bachelor Student, Neuroscience, BU (From Nov 2023)
I am a third year undergraduate student studying Neuroscience. I am interested in clinical neuroscience specifically furthering our understandings on addiction in the brain, and neurodegenerative diseases. In my free time I like to go to the gym, read, cook, and hang out with friends.
Graduate Rotation Student, 1st Year PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS), BU (Jan-Feb 2024)
I received my BS in Microbiology at Iowa State University with a minor in Global Health. My previous research focused on nerve regeneration utilizing stem cells and biopolymer scaffolds. I am currently interested in the neuroimmune system and its relation to neurodegenerative disease.
Graduate Rotation Student, 1st Year Cell & Molecular Biology PhD, BU (Jan-Mar 2024)