Max is a fourth-year undergraduate studying psychology with ambitions to go to medical school. His research interests include studying brain aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and physiological functions of glial cells. He has been a part of the Khoshbouei’s lab since the summer of 2018 and is currently working on his senior thesis.
As a member of the lab he works on the aging project focusing on the interaction of microglia with dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra and the ventral tegmental area in healthy aged mice brains. In his time in the lab, he has learned brain sectioning, immunohistochemistry, Confocal microscope imaging, and morphometrical analyses. Max is currently working on his senior thesis which focuses on the potential interaction of the norepinephrine transporter and glia network in the prefrontal cortex.