Anita Burgos

School: 
New York University
Graduation Status: 
Graduated

Description:

I'm currently a candidate for PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University.I graduated from New York University’s College of Arts and Science, majoring in biology with a minor in creative writing in Spanish. I worked in the Ph.D. program in Neurobiology at Columbia University with Dr. West Grueber. My project aims to investigate the neural circuitry underlying somatosensory processing in Drosophila larvae. I received an NSF graduate fellowship to fund my studies at Columbia. Since I was a freshman, I have been a part of the mentoring group at NYU called Women and Youth Supporting, and this past year, I have served as executive director. I enjoy biology and teach it to other students as a TA for a summer enrichment program and as a tutor at the College Learning Center. I am interested in the molecular and neuronal pathways underlying behavior and have been working in a lab for a year and half determining the role of the Rho pathway in circadian rhythms.

Awards and Honors: 

Kavli SfN Graduate Travel Award 2015 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award 2014 NB&B T32 Training grant for Advanced Graduate Students 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2011 BP-ENDURE fellowship (NIH) 2011 Special Recognition Award (NYU) 2011 George Schwartz Prize in Biology (NYU) 2011 Collegiate Research Scholar (NYU) 2010 Amgen Scholar 2009 Dean’s list (NYU) 2007-2011 Vito J. Pitta Scholarship Award 2007.

Presentation Summary:

  • Burgos, A. (April, 2011). Role of the Rho Pathway in Circadian Rhythms. Poster presented at 25th annual CSTEP conference. Lake George, NY
  • Burgos, A.(April, 2011). Role of the Rho Pathway in Circadian Rhythms. Oral presentation at 15th annual Hunter College Psychology Convention. NY, NY
  • Burgos, A. (April, 2011). Role of the Rho Pathway in Circadian Rhythms. Oral presentation at Dean Undergraduate Research Conference. NY, NY.