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Undergraduate Research Program

Julia Bauman

Neurobiology     Minor: Philosophy
Mentor: Paul Crane, Internal Medicine


Current research project: Associated Risk Factors of Cognitively-Defined Alzheimer’s Disease Subtypes



Translate your work so that we can all understand its importance
I am working on a study that uses cognitive, biological, and genetic data from various cohort studies to investigate potential sub-types of Alzheimer’s disease. My independent project involves looking at the different risk factors associated with these Alzheimer’s subgroups.

When, how, and why did you get involved in undergraduate research?
I knew that I wanted to get involved with undergraduate research before I came to UW, so I got started during my freshman year. I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to study but was broadly interested in human disease research. I actually found my position on the URP database (thanks URP!). I applied, met the PI, and immediately knew that it was a great fit. Research has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my undergraduate career and I’m so glad I got involved early!

What advice would you give a student who is considering getting involved in undergraduate research?
Just do it, you won’t regret it. There are so many benefits to doing undergraduate research: you get to apply what you’re learning in class to real-world problems, you make amazing connections with faculty and other students, and you’ll have fun!