Graduate Students

Our doctoral students are essential to our scientific productivity.
They are the next generation of researchers, mentors, and teachers.

Oscar Sandoval

Oscar Sandoval

BS, Neuroscience - University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

Joined Fall 2021

I previously worked in a behavioral pharmacology laboratory where I led two projects exploring the effects of probiotic supplements on sensitivity of rats to drugs. My interest have now shifted to researching the neuropharmacological effects of tryptamines such as psilocybin. With my background in pharmacology from UTEP and my knowledge about the microbiome, I hope to investigate the interaction between the gut microbiome and the effects of tryptamines. Aside from research, I enjoy playing the violin both classically and folk mariachi style. I enjoy playing futbol (soccer) on the weekends.