Author Archives: Tomas Kasza

About Tomas Kasza

Rutgers Neuroscience Graduate student

To the scientists this may concern:

Dendritic spines are neuronal structures responsible for receiving information from other neuron’s axons. Depending on their types neurons can have between 1 and 10,000 synapses which all receive information through the dendritic spines. Furthermore spines undergo morphological changes in response … Continue reading

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Being Concise and Accessible

As an imaginary reader of graduate fellowship applications, I would want these statements to be concise, exciting, informative, organized, and accessible. No reviewer, no matter the discipline, wants to read a chronological order of events in an applicants career. I … Continue reading

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Janice Christensen

Identifying scientific potential is a difficult task, some applicants have all the resources to succeed and others have none. As a student Janice had fallen in the latter category; early on she had been discouraged from pursuing a career in … Continue reading

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Making Connections

Greetings from Busch Campus! My name is Tomas Kasza and I am a Neuroscience graduate student, which means I study neurons and their molecular properties rather than human behavior. I came to graduate school with the intention of investigating what … Continue reading

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