University of California, Irvine
PhD | Neuroscience
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
BS | Psychology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Don is MD/PhD candidate in neuroscience at the University of California, Irvine. His research is focused on how endocannabinoid signaling molecules, marijuana-like chemicals produced by the brain, regulate social behavior. This work provides important insights into how marijuana impacts social behavior as well as how autism spectrum disorders may arise. Accordingly, Don seeks to specialize medically in neuropsychiatry. In addition to research and medical duties, Don thoroughly enjoys mentoring and tutoring younger students to help them pursue their professional dreams. He has tutored for Kaplan and other agencies for many years, and has helped numerous students earn admissions to top undergraduate and graduate universities in the U.S. Don resides in Orange County in southern California and so naturally, in his free time, he enjoys sailing and reading at the beach.