Amy Nippert

Entering Class - 2015

E-MAIL: nippe013@umn.edu

UNDERGRAD INSTITUTION AND MAJOR:
University of Arizona, B.S., Neuroscience, 2015

UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS:

  • Dean’s List at the University of Arizona, 2015

UNDERGRADUATE OR POST-BAC RESEARCH:
I worked in two labs in undergrad. The first lab did psychophysiological research into anxiety and error response. While I loved the mentorship and learned a lot, it wasn't a field that really fit my interests. I then spent a year and a half working in a pharmacology lab studying immune signaling in bone cancer and related pain.

WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN RESEARCH?
Years of devouring popular science articles and Oliver Sacks.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE MN?
Interesting research, invested professors, and a feeling of camaraderie and collaboration.

STUDENT MENTOR AND THE BEST ADVICE THEY GAVE.
Nora McCall - She wisely recommended going outside my comfort zone for rotations.

Amy Nippert