Amanda Barks

Entering Class - 2015

Member of MSTP (MD/PhD) program

E-MAIL: barks012@umn.edu

UNDERGRAD INSTITUTION AND MAJOR:
University of Michigan, B.S., Evolutionary Anthropology, 2012

UNDERGRADUATE OR POST-BAC RESEARCH:
During my undergraduate years, I worked on a clinical research study with a Pediatric Neurologist to determine whether amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) monitoring had an effect on the course of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) treatment for neonates with seizures or suspected seizures. I also worked in a lab that studied the epigenetics of perinatal lead (Pb) exposure in a mouse model, where I contributed to a project designed to determine the short- and long-term epigenetic, physiologic, and metabolic changes after perinatal Pb exposure.

WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN RESEARCH?
Throughout my undergraduate years, I realized how many unknowns there still were in science and medicine, and how many interesting ways there were to find answers.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE MN?
It's not too far from home, it's a good school, and there were people here doing research in my field of interest

Amanda Barks