Sam is currently a student at Portland State University pursuing his Bachelors degree in Psychology with a focus on Neuroscience and a Biology minor. Slated to graduate next fall, he is relentlessly preparing for a PhD graduate program in neuroscience. Sam is highly interested in the effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and potential treatments. He is currently looking at changes in excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters after TBI at the electron microscope level.
Sam is actively involved in outreach in the community, most recently at the OHSU Brain Fair held at OMSI. Here, Sam taught an endless stream of visitors about EEG technology utilizing an EEG based game that uses a player’s brain activity to move a ball across a track. We're looking into whether this type of device might be adapted for use in our human subjects research.
Sam recently gave a talk in the community about the research done in the Lim Laboratory.