Marina Bassana

Admission Year:

B.S. in Psychology, University of Houston, 2017

Admission year: 2019

Advisors: Drs. Anthony Hudetz and George Mashour

Current project: We are interested in the neurobiology of consciousness, focusing understanding similarities between various altered states of consciousness using neuroimaging techniques.

Teaching experience: I will be the graduate student instructor for the NGP’s neuroanatomy course (NS 570/571) this Fall, 2020.

Honors, grants, & awards: NIH T32 Training Grant; Honorable Mention in NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program; Rackham Merit Fellow; R25 Diversity Grant Travel Award

Service & leadership: Co-founder of Graduate Group for Mindfulness and Meditation; Mentor in Association of Women in Science’s Young Scientists’ Expo; Teacher in SEEK Backyard Brains Team

Career goals: I hope to use scientific tools to help people not only heal but to transform their adverse experiences into something meaningful and valuable to them.