Rikki Laser

2018-19 Latham Fellow
Majoring in Neuroscience

A junior majoring in Neuroscience, Rikki has wanted to be involved in research since she was in middle school, and the work is as engaging and fulfilling as she could have hoped. Currently, she has the privilege to work in Dr. Mark Blumberg’s laboratory in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences where she is studying the primary somatosensory cortex (the part of the brain that processes touch) in wild type and 16p11.2 del/+ mouse model of autism mice. She aspires to be a professor of neuroscience and hopes to bud a love of science in everyone she meets.