Michael Rosario is a 4th-year doctoral student in the Graduate Program for Neuroscience at Boston University. He is from St. Croix, USVI and completed his BS in Psychology at the University of the Virgin Islands.
Michael is currently vice-president of the Boston University Underrerpresented Graduate Student Organization and currently sits on the Graduate Program for Neuroscience Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Committee.
Michael is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar being trained in the translation of his research into health equity, justice, and liberation. He is also currently a Society for Neuroscience Neuroscience Scholar's Program Fellow.
My current research focuses on the link between chronic stress and memory function in older adults. In addition to this research focus, I am also very active and dedicated to the transformation of higher education to be more equitable and just. Here's where you'll find a list of my experiences in and out of research.
I hope to use this blog to talk about my journey through neuroscience, to share the things I've learned including building your CV, reaching out for mentorship, applying for grants, building posters, and thinking about how to use neuroscience as a tool for social justice and anti-colonial work.
I'll also share resources that have been shared with me, talk about experiences I've had in programs that I've applied to and been accepted into, and about the non-academic work I've engaged in at Boston University over the last few years.