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  • Brenda Bloodgood (co-director)

    Brenda Bloodgood (co-director)

    Brenda Bloodgoods is an associate professor of neurobiology at UC San Diego. Bloodgood studies the molecular and cellular basis of brain circuitry changes in response to an animal's interactions with the environment.
  • Ashley Juavinett (co-director)

    Ashley Juavinett (co-director)

    Ashley Jauvinett is an assistant teaching professor of neurobiology at UC San Diego. Her research and writing on education and careers in neuroscience aim to broaden the field and encourage underrepresented students.
  • David Artis

    David Artis

    David Artis is Dean of Undergraduate Research Advancement at UC San Diego.
  • Stanley Lo

    Stanley Lo

    Stanley Lo is an associate teaching professor in cell and developmental biology at UC San Diego. his research examines the intersection of student identity, experience, and learning in undergraduate biology education.
  • Eduardo Macagno

    Eduardo Macagno

    Eduardo Macagno is a distinguished professor in cell and developmental biology at UC San Diego.
  • Terry Gaasterland

    Terry Gaasterland

    Terry Gaasterland is a professor of computational biology and genomics and Director of the Bioinformatics & Systems Biology (BISB) graduate program at UC San Diego. Her research investigates how genome variation in humans or model organisms alters risk for disease, response to treatments, and propensity to repair and renew cells.
  • Jason Avalos

    Jason Avalos

    Jason Avalos is the program coordinator for STARTneuro.
  • Austin Zuckerman

    Austin Zuckerman

    Austin Zuckerman is a Ph.D. student for Math and Science Education. He interviews STARTneuro students, compiles surveys, and assess the outcomes of our program.