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2021 Fellow

Jenelle Wallace

PhD Institution
Harvard University
Postdoctoral institution and lab

Pollen Lab, University of California, San Francisco

Jenelle’s PhD explored how cells make connections in our brains to investigate the potential and the limits of the brain’s capacity to adapt and thus revealed new opportunities to treat brain injuries and disorders. She now plans to pivot into evolutionary biology to investigate changes in the genetic sequences of neurons, which may provide insights into both the evolutionary origins of humans and potential avenues for future treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders.