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Ambrose Carr
Graduate Student
I was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada, but have been living in the United States where I obtained a degree in Molecular Biology and a certificate in Neuroscience from Princeton University. Since then, I have been working at The Rockefeller University in New York, where I have been researching a diverse number of behavioral questions including modeling food as an addictive substance, examining the neurobiological pathways that allow for the reinforcement of over-ingestion of palatable foods, alcohol, and nicotine, and examining the effects of very low-dose substance abuse on neuronal development in rodents.

My coursework at Princeton was mostly focused on Molecular Biology and Genetics, however I hope to diversify at Columbia by learning more about bioinformatics and programming while moving to a less complex organism such as C. elegans and continuing to research questions in neurobiology. Ultimately, I would like to work in academia, as it would satisfy my scientific curiosity while also allowing me to teach.

I love the excitement and energy of New York; it is always easy to find things to keep yourself busy or to enjoy with friends and family. Outside of school, I try to be active when the weather permits and spent my free time doing yoga, running, cycling, or just about anything else outside. I’m very excited to be coming to Columbia and meeting new people with diverse interests and backgrounds.
Ambrose Carr