Gemma Camara is a third-year Neuroscience student minoring in Environmental studies. At the beginning of the month, she participated in the Neurodegenerative Diseases: Biology and Therapeuthics meeting. This event, organized by the Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory (CSHL), facilitates communication and networking at the academic and industry level. During the meeting, Gemma presented her first ever poster entitled The relationship between cognitive scores and detection of specific odours in the elderly. CHSL is a leading international center for research and education, and presenting at their meetings is a considerable achievement for anyone in the field! This event also gave her the opportunity to connect with other researchers.
During the first night’s social event, Dr. Aaron Gliter asked me if I had applied to Stanford. I never thought to push myself to be a part of any of the “Ivy Leagues” before, but his question made me think about the limitations I’ve set for myself. The sky’s the limit, and there are tons of great Universities looking to take on smart ambitious students who are hardworking and who put themselves out there.
This quote was taken from an interview with Gemma featured on the CHSL Blog. We invite you to read the full interview online.
Gemma is a promising student researcher interested in olfactory function and post-concussion effects on the brain. For her current research project, she is working under the supervision of Dr. Rona Graham at Université de Sherbrooke, and Dr. Jonathan Carriere from the BU Department of Psychology. Gemma is also involved in BU school life as the current Environmental Sustainability Representative, former Leader of the Environmental club and former co-lead of the Running club.