Drew Solyst '09
Graduate Work: Ph.D. in neuroscience, Emory University, 2014
Current Position: NIH-supported Postdoctoral Trainee at the University of Arizona. Drew's research focuses on how the brain detects eye contact and how a potential treatment for autism called oxytocin alters this system to promote social interaction.
"Whether it's getting grants in a competitive funding climate or presenting complicated experiments in a digestible package, effective communication skills are critical to doing good science. St. Mary's is outstanding in its development of these skills, providing customized feedback and extensive practice that you will not get at another, bigger school with large class sizes and faculty whose primary focus isn't teaching."