D'Nea Galbraith

School: 
Hunter College
Graduation Status: 
Current

Description:

I am currently a senior at Hunter College, working to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. I am ultimately interested in obtaining a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical neuroscience, along with a medical degree. My research interests lie in traumatic memory formation, and how traumatic events/experiences contribute to the development of mental disorders. I would like to further pursue this question by investigating specific neural and molecular changes within the amygdala and other brain regions that may be altered in a persistent manner as a result of chronic stress exposure. Finally, I want to work on possible pharmaceutical or “nutraceutical” interventions to help prevent the possible negative effects of chronic stress and traumatic memories in these regions, and explore alternative medicines to treat current mental and psychiatric disorders.