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Asim Rashid

Asim-From: Kingston, ON. Canada

Joined: September, 2007

Current Project: Investigation of how the formation of fear memories in the lateral amygdala can be affected by previous experience and elucidation of the underlying mechanisms, particularly the role for CREB.

Claim to Fame: Between the ages of 5 and 25, I have cumulatively broken nine different bones in my body from playing sports, fighting with siblings and falling off the top of a bunk-bed while asleep (twice).

Favourite Thing About Science: The idea that we can manipulate a single gene or protein in a small set of neurons in a specific part of the brain and have profound effects on cognition is amazing, to say the least.  Getting an experiment like that to work after weeks of preparation (starting from cloning) is incredibly gratifying.