Student Profiles

Name: Hanks, James
Year you started at ISMMS: 2010
Program: PhD      MTA: NEU


Why you chose ISMMS?

Excellent resources, faculty with diverse interests, recommendations of people I knew who had gone here.

Lab: Javier Gonzalez-Maeso


Mechanisms of cross-talk between 5-HT2A and mGluR2 receptors

Undergrad institution and major: SUNY-Albany; Psychology and Anthropology double major.

What did you do between college and grad school?

I made artistic lamps and sold them as a street vendor, then volunteered in a lab at Columbia, where I was accepted as a technician. I stayed there until starting at Sinai.

What do you like to do outside of school?

Hiking, photography, mixed media art, follow current events and international relations.

What is your favorite quote? “Reality denied comes back to haunt.” ― Philip K. Dick

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