My experience receiving the Addiction Science Award truly inspired me in completing research on the mind, the brain, and behavior. The opportunity of presenting my research at NIH/NIDA and interacting with the wonderful and brilliant scientists, I was able to determine that neuroscientific research is something that I absolutely love and that it is something that I would like in my future career. I plan to take one gap year prior to medical school to focus on research or other related fields.
About the Project:
Zarin hypothesized that excessive screen time with computers, phones and other electronic devices serves as a stressor ultimately affecting mood, academic performance and poor decision making.
Where Are They Now?
Undergraduate School: Harvard University
- Major: Neurobiology
- Minor: Psychology, Pre-medical Track
Graduate School: Hopes to go to medical school.