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Themasap Khan

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Themasap Khan

Themasap Khan

I received a B.S. in Neural Science from New York University in 2015.
My intrepid venture into science began with a stint in Joseph LeDoux’s lab at the Center for Neural Science at NYU, studying the role of the amygdala and how the brain learns and stores information about danger. Desiring to do something more translational, I transitioned over to Dimitris Placantonakis’s lab at NYU’s Medical Center and studied the role of IDH mutations and cancer stem cells in gliomas. My summers were spent at Vanderbilt and University of Michigan doing pharmacology and induced pluripotent stem cell work with Alfred George and Jack Parent. I hope my contributions to science will help us learn about clinical therapies for neuropsychiatric disorders and improve the lives of people living with them.

Outside of the lab, I primarily focus on bulking and cutting seasons, macros, and watching the Indianapolis Colts win football games. I aim to read one book a month, usually. Sometimes I cook, but more often I am enjoying the wide array of food in the bay area, especially tacos.