Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging Lab
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Harini Babu

Liberal Arts Major(s): Psychology
Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Biology
Hometown: Potomac, Maryland
Experience Time: Fall 2019

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

I have worked in the CAN lab as a Research Assistant for a few years. This semester I was able to collaborate with another research assistant to restart two studies, and we were able to submit them for a conference. It has been a great experience as I was also able to gain more responsibility through the revival of these studies and experienced a unique side of research that I had never been exposed to.

How did this experience impact you academically?

Overall, this experience helped to improve and develop my interpersonal communication skills and coding skills. The communication and organization skills that I've used in the lab have become an asset in my classes as I continue to work with people from various backgrounds. I have also developed leadership skills that have not only helped me assist others in the lab, but have also helped me in classes.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

In the future I hope to continue to conduct research because my time with the CAN lab helped me develop a passion for research. I hope to be accepted into a research focused medical school or a MD/PhD program in which I can further develop my interest and passion for research.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

The College of Liberal Arts has helped support this experience through enrichment funds as they have been very generous in financially supporting my passion for research.

For more information on research opportunities for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.
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