Diana Salas

“Being in the Lu Lab meant being pushed,” she recalls. “We were like mini grad students, conducting and then presenting our research. It was nerve-racking but a great opportunity to learn how to communicate about science.”

Salas’ experience in the lab enabled her to take on a challenging neurophysiology position after graduation, working with a team of neurosurgeons to minimize the risk of nerve damage to patients during surgery. She is now pursuing a master’s degree in cellular and integrated physiology at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and plans to attend medical school. 

“My time in the Gill Center led to all these amazing opportunities,” she says. “I’m a better scientist because of it.”

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