ESP Biography

EGLE CEKANAVICIUTE, Stanford grad student in Neuroscience

Major: Neurosciences

College/Employer: Stanford University

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm mostly obsessed with how the brain works - and especially, why sometimes it doesn't. That's why I'm doing translational Neuroscience research. Specifically, I'm studying stroke and after-stroke recovery.

I was born and raised in Lithuania, then went to Harvard as an undergraduate, where I studied both Neurobiology and Spanish. Before starting graduate school, I decided to take a year off and went to Peru to work on a project about local medicinal plants.

Now I'm glad to be back to labs, mice, microscopes and other such joys of hard science. I remain passionate about different cultures, languages (I'm fluent in three, working on the fourth) and exploring the world. Eventually, I hope to become a teaching professor, and stay involved in community education.

Past Classes

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S450: This is your brain! in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
We are a bunch of Neuroscience graduate students and we are really passionate about learning and teaching about the brain. It is after all, the most important organ of the body! What is the brain? What makes up a brain? What does the brain do? We will attempt to answer these questions and more as well as show you some real brains.

S315: How Your Brain Works in Splash! Spring 2009 (Apr. 04 - 05, 2009)
Ever wonder how your brain works? Well of course, but have you thought about how you sense the world around you, make decisions based on your environment, and act upon those decisions? What makes human brains so special? What are the differences between a normal and a diseased brain? Come and find out the answers to these and many more exciting questions from actual neuroscience researchers!