We started the Make UR MARC Fellowship program in 2021 in order to promote underrepresented STEM students who are interested in research. Now we are excited to announce our first candidate to receive this fellowship!
Our 2021 Fellowship Awardee is Bliss Nelson!
Bliss is a third-year Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Major at
UCSD. She is studying Cerebral Cavernous Malformations
(CCM), a common neurovascular disease, under the supervision of her principal investigator, Miguel Lopez-Ramirez. Specifically, she has been
researching the interaction between astrocytes and brain endothelial
cells in the context of CCM. Bliss' long-term plan includes applying for
an MD-PhD program to continue researching and one
day become a physician-scientist.