Ege Yalcinbas

Course Title: The Brain in Health and Disease

Ege Yalcinbas is a Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Science at the University of California, San Diego. She is fascinated with how the brain functions in health and disease. Her research includes: perception and language studies in humans using fMRI technology.

  • BS in Neuroscience, Minor in English, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego (in process)

Ege taught Brain and Behavior at the Student U, a non-profit in Durham, NC. She also taught a 7th Grade Science course, for the same organization. She was a math and reading and writing tutor at Durham Public Schools during her last two years of college.

  • Society for Neuroscience Conference, Washington, DC. - Ege presented her updated poster titled “Does aging affect multisensory integration processes in the brain?” which was an expansion on her earlier fMRI research project; the subject size was doubled and analyses re-run accordingly; this work led to her graduation with distinction in neuroscience
  • Visible Thinking Poster Session at Duke University, Durham, NC - Ege presented her poster titled “Does aging affect multisensory integration processes in the brain?” which was a culmination of her year-long independent fMRI study in neuroscience

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