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PNI Lab Alumni

We value all of the undergraduate research assistants (URAs), both past and present, who have contributed to our lab. Our work would be impossible without their help. Below is a (still incomplete) list of students who have contributed to our lab.

Lab Alumni


Kendell Jensen

URA Alumni

Since graduating from Baylor in May 2021, I moved to Nashville to work as a research assistant at the Warren Center of Neuroscience Drug Discovery at Vanderbilt University. Here, we work with novel compounds designed for the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders using behavioral and electrophysiological experiments. Moving forward, I hope to earn my MBA and branch out with my career, but I am extremely grateful for the foundations that I learned from Baylor University. Sic ‘em!

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Devany Morales

URA Alumni

Graduated May 2021 with a major in Neuroscience and minor in Biology. Currently working full-time as an allergy specialist in neurology & primary care clinics. Volunteer on weekday evenings as an MA & translator in a free clinic for the uninsured DFW community. Preparing to apply to PA school the upcoming cycle.

Esther Castro

Esther Castro

URA Alumni

After graduation, Esther joined the Surgical Oncology Department at UT Southwestern Medical Center as a research assistant for Dr. Sam Wang. Under this lab, she studies the effects of a gene commonly mutated in gastric cancer, called Arid1A. She loves her day to day work, which includes taking care of a mouse colony, propagating tumors, and collaborating with partners at the National Cancer Institute. Her time at Baylor prepared her for all the mouse room duties, benchwork, and working together on a team. Esther was recently published studying the effects of Lenvatinib on the growth rate of gastric cancer patient-derived xenografts. She hopes to continue pursuing research in her future!

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Colin Budries

URA Alumni

After graduation Colin joined SiPhox, a silicon optical chip startup in Boston to help launch SiPhox Health, the consumer facing arm of SiPhox commercializing at-home and point-of-care diagnostics.

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