Oscar Mendez

Graduate Student

Oscar graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2012. He subsequently worked at UCI in the lab of Aileen Anderson, where he worked on the role of different immune and brain molecules in recovery from spinal cord injury. Oscar joined the Neuroscience program at the University of Arizona in 2014 and became a member of the Koshy lab in spring 2015. His graduate project entails determining why Toxoplasma gondii has a predilection for specific regions of the brain.