My name is Aayan Patel and I am currently a high school sophomore living in Reno, Nevada. As a young student, I have always been interested in Neuroscience, begging my parents for more neurons during Christmas time. These past two summers, I have studied Neuroscience in research labs. One was at UMass Amherst, where I analyzed developmental patterns of zebrafish embryo. The second is at my hometown, the University of Nevada Reno, where I analyze the olfactory circuit of larval fruit flies and find mechanisms underlying chemotaxis. Aside from my passion for neuroscience, I am an award-winning artist, state chess champion, and science enthusiast.
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