From Kent to Cambridge: Recent graduate to study neuroscience at Harvard University
Ya’el Courtney, BS ’19, will be furthering her education in neuroscience this fall at Harvard University. While enrolled at Kent State’s Honor College, Courtney majored in biology with a minor in chemistry and completed extensive research in her field.
During the summer of her junior year, she traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to work up to 70 hours per week at the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard on the psychiatric research floor as part of the Broad Summer Research Program.
At Harvard, Courtney intends to conduct a significant amount of research focusing on psychiatric diseases, specifically for their potential cellular, molecular and/or genetic causes and potential therapeutic targets.