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Sara Saperstein

Sara SapersteinSara Saperstein is a second-year student in Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University. She earned a B.A. in Biology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where she studied the neural encoding of taste perception and wrote a thesis on synaptic neurophysiology.

She has joined the Quantitative Neuroscience Laboratory headed by Professor Jason Bohland in order to study the role of phonological processing in communication by applying graph theoretic and statistical methods to functional imaging data. She is particularly interested in exploring functional connections between brain regions and in discovering how information is dynamically encoded along those connections.As a second-year student, Sara is learning the important balance between coursework, research, and service work as she takes classes, solidifies her dissertation goals, gains experience teaching, and wraps up her tenure as president of the Computational Neuroscience Student Organization (CNSO). CELEST has allowed Sara to reach out beyond her home department to form interdepartmental collaborations, as well as collaborations outside of Boston University.

Last updated on May 18, 2011