Student Profiles

Name: Ely, Benjamin
Year you started at ISMMS: 2012
Program: PhD      MTA: NEU


Why you chose ISMMS?

Strong research reputation and support; familiarity with faculty at ISMMS and collaborating institutions; location in NYC (woo!).

Lab: Emily Stern and Junqian Xu


Function and Anatomy of the Human Habenula Circuit

Undergrad institution and major: Carnegie Mellon University, Biological Sciences

What did you do between college and grad school?

Worked as a research assistant at NYU School of Medicine in an imaging neuroscience lab for two years

What do you like to do outside of school?

Bike, camp, read, garden, travel

What is your favorite quote? “I’d rather die terrified than live forever”

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