Katherine Furman

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B.S. in Neural Science, New York University, May 2019
Admission year: 2019
Advisor: Dr. Christian Burgess

Research Interest: Neural Circuitry of Feeding Behavior.

Honors, grants & awards:

  • Ruth Kirschstein Predoctoral F31 NRSA, NIDDK, Awarded 2023-2026
  • NIDA T-32 Training Program in the Neurosciences, Awarded 2020-2022
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Research Recovery Award, 2022
  • Rackham Conference Travel Award, 2022
  • NIH BP-ENDURE Fellowship, 2017-2019 (Awarded as an Undergraduate)

Service & Leadership:

  • NGP Champion Award in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, 2021
  • Girls Who Code, Executive Committee Member, 2019-2023
  • NGP Curriculum & Academic Affairs Committee, 2021-2023
  • NGP Recruitment & Admissions Task Force, 2020-2022
  • Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization, Social Chair (2020-2021), Outreach Chair (2019-2020)

Teaching Experience:  

  • Instructor of Record, PSYCH336: Neuropsychopharmacology of Drugs of Abuse, Winter 2023
  • Graduate Student Instructor, PSYCH230: Intro to Behavioral Neuroscience, Winter 2022
  • Graduate Student Instructor, UM NGP Bootcamp, 2022-2023
  • Program Facilitator, Python for Data Science, Girls Who Code @ UM DCMB

Hobbies: Going for long walks with my dog, scavenging Kerrytown curbs for free furniture, and binging reality TV.

Preferred Pronouns: she/her