shaberma@nd.edu

Hometown: Meredith, NH
Major: B.A. English, Pre-Health Supplemental Major, Class of 2021

I am an English Major with a Pre-Health supplemental major, and I plan on attending medical school to become an Emergency Room Physician following a gap year after graduation. In addition to the work that the Koen Lab is doing on neurodegeneration and its relation to learning and memory, I am also interested in how the use of illicit substances impacts the brain. Specifically, I plan to study factors pre-disposing abusive relationships with illicit substances and possible methods of immediate reversal of effects in an emergency setting. Outside of the research lab, I enjoy working as an EMT in the South Bend area, reading, and hanging out with friends.