Brandon Bastien, Ph.D.,

Brandon Bastien, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in January in the Neuroscience Graduate Group and is a member of ASPE’s Hart Lab. Brandon graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in neuroscience with high honors. Since joining the Hart lab, his focus has been on defining the circuitry underling how C. elegans respond to food deprivation stress and how certain synaptic proteins, some of which have orthologues in humans (like neurexin), and neuromodulators may distinctly act within this behavior-generating circuit.