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SURAJ PRADHAN, Neuroscience Graduate Student




Major: Neuroscience

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2013

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I feel there is no cooler topic than neuroscience and there's no cooler place to study it than Stanford. For this reason, I feel it was worth the trouble of moving to the America from India when I was in middle school. I was born and brought up in Mumbai, the NYC of India. My family moved to Milwaukee in 1998 and we settled there. In high school I got my first exposure to neuroscience and immediately became mesmerized by the field. I decided to continue my exploration of this topic as an undergraduate at Northwestern University. Taking advanced neuro courses and performing research for 3 years cemented my desire to pursue a doctorate in neuroscience. I hope to make a valuable contribution to our understanding of the brain, and in the process want to inspire others to similarly follow their own passions.



Past Classes

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B3430: Welcome to Your Brain in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
Ever wonder how your brain helps make you who you are? How does your brain help you see and move? Can we come up with a cure for brain diseases? This class is a hands-on introduction to the brain and its various functions. You'll get to see and touch real human brains and ask your burning questions to Ph.D. students who are becoming brain experts!


B3100: Welcome to Your Brain in Splash! Fall 2013 (Nov. 02 - 03, 2013)
Ever wonder how your brain makes you who you are? How does your brain help you see and move? Can we come up with a cure for brain diseases? This class is a hands-on introduction to the brain and its various functions. It's your chance to ask your burning questions about the brain to a bunch of people studying it!


B2658: Welcome to your Brain! in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
Ever wonder what makes you who you are? Or why there are wrinkles in the brain? Or if your fish has a brain? A hands-on introduction to the brain and its various functions. And a chance to ask your burning questions about the brain to a bunch of people studying it!


B2034: Welcome to your Brain in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
How do memories form? How do optical illusions work? What in the world is a homonculus? The brain is by far the most complicated but at the same time the most amazing organ in the body! Come take this course to learn the answers to these and other fascinating questions. Plus you will get to examine real human and animal brains!


B1290: Exploring your brain! in Splash! Spring 2011 (Apr. 16 - 17, 2011)
Come learn the science behind how your brain works in an interactive and hands-on class! You'll get to touch real human and animal brains! Fills up fast so sign up quickly.


S952: Welcome to the Brain in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
The brain. It's amazing, it's mysterious, it's efficient, it's complex, it's .. cool. Come learn about how your brain does everything it does. This is a very interactive class with lots of hands-on demos and you'll even get to touch a real human brain!


S741: This is Your Brain! in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
Come learn about the most complex and fascinating organ in your body, your brain! How do brain cells communicate? What area of the brain are memories stored in? What does a dog brain look like? Come find out answers to all these questions and more. You'll even have the chance to touch actual human brains!


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!


S137: This is your brain! in Splash! Fall 2008 (Oct. 18, 2008)
Ever wonder what makes you who you are? Or why there are wrinkles in the brain? Or if your fish has a brain? A hands-on introduction to the brain and its various functions. And a chance to ask your burning questions about the brain to a bunch of people studying it!


S204: This is your brain! in Splash! Fall 2008 (Oct. 18, 2008)
Ever wonder what makes you who you are? Or why there are wrinkles in the brain? Or if your fish has a brain? A hands-on introduction to the brain and its various functions. And a chance to ask your burning questions about the brain to a bunch of people studying it!