Welcome to Dr. Matia (Banks) Solomon's Laboratory!
We are committed to doing cutting-edge, high quality translational research that will lead to the development of effective therapeutic interventions for our diseases of interest. We are also committed towards developing treatments uniquely suited for the age, sex and genetic background of the individual.
To be truly great, you can not be afraid of others' success, or your own.
Undergraduate Research Assistants:
We are committed to mentoring the next generation of behavioral neuroscientists. Undergraduate research assistants will have the opportunity to learn a number of behavioral and molecular techniques in our laboratory which will be extremely beneficial for those interested in attending medical school or graduate school in psychology, neuroscience, or other closely related disciplines. Students will also have the opportunity to present at conferences and potentially publish their work. We encourage our students to collaborate with students from various laboratories in order to enhance their research experience.
**Undergraduate research positions in the laboratory are unpaid positions and are viewed as research internships. However, there are several opportunities for students to compete for various scholarships and fellowships to provide salary support while they work in the laboratory.
We require the following from all of our undergraduate research assistants:
1. Must commit to at least two consecutive semesters for working in the laboratory
2. Work at least ten hours per week (with at least one day being a 3 hour block of time)
3. Hold a minimum GPA of 3.4
4. Be willing to work with other undergraduate and graduate students on various projects