Undergraduate Research Assistants
Masha Mukhanova is a rising fourth-year at Drexel University, where she is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. Her main academic focus has been in molecular biology, genetics, and bioinformatics, and she has an especially strong interest in neuroscience. Her first foray into research was 2017, when she worked with a team in Cameroon, Central Africa to collect and analyze data on biodiversity of the local national park. Since then, she has held laboratory positions both in Russia and the United States, studying audiogenic epilepsy in rats and assisting in multiple research projects related to epigenetic regulation and immune responsiveness. Aiming at the doctorate degree in cognitive neuroscience in the future, she is excited to work at the Chrysikou lab and hopes to contribute to the field. Following a summer in the lab as a CoAS Summer Research Fellow, she is continuing her research on noninvasive brain stimulation studies of semantic knowledge and cognitive control. Academics aside, Masha loves classic literature and cheese.