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Martins Gatavins

Undergraduate Researcher


University of Pennsylvania

Martins is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Computational Neuroscience and Psychoanalytic Studies. They have worked with Dr. Allyson P. Mackey since August 2020 studying early childhood experiences of adversity and their relation to structural and functional brain development with network neuroscience and multilayer network models.

They are now working on their senior thesis in the Satterthwaite Lab, focusing on functional brain network development, the effects of threat and deprivation in late childhood, and developmental psychopathology.

They hope to pursue an MD/PhD after graduating and do research in child & adolescent neuropsychiatry, specifically the relationship between stress and mood disorders, using multi-omics and network science.

Fun Facts

    1) English is my second foreign language and since the time I started studying it, my accent has changed from British to American and back several (> 3) times.
    2) I entered college thinking I would go into diplomacy and international law.
    3) I drink iced coffee all year round, no matter the weather.
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