Learning With the Best

Tatenda Chakoma ’18 is exploring a possible future in neuroscience as he interns at UCLA Medical School, Department of Neurology this summer.   This internship is a summer program run by Hamilton alumnus Dr. Bruce Dobkin ‘69. Each year he selects one Hamilton neuroscience student to do biomedical training and research at UCLA Neurology.  Chakoma’s internship is supported by the Sandra Solomon Internship Fund, managed by the Career Center. Chakoma is a student research assistant in the lab of Dr. Leif Havton, a pioneer in spinal cord injury and neural repair research. Havton specializes in neural repair of the coda equina and cona medullaris which are the distal parts of the spinal cord that control lower extremities, bladder and bowel functions. “In my project, I use electromyography to study muscle activity…


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