As a UB doctoral student, Gabriela Popescu, left, published research in top academic journals. Now, as a UB faculty member, she is giving back by mentoring a new generation of scientists, including biochemistry student Will Borschel, right.
From Student to Mentor
With a team of students and technicians in the South Campus Biomedical Research Building, Gabriela Popescu is investigating the mysteries of memory formation.
Her sixth-floor lab is an exciting place to be.
Projects under way could have implications for the treatment of neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s.
The department, biochemistry, is tight-knit.
Students and teachers share the work—and the credit.
Popescu, an associate professor, has benefited from the culture of collaboration as both a mentor and a mentee.