Joshua Stern will be conducting neuroscience research with Dr. Zachary Mainen at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon. His project will investigate the relationship between serotonergic activity and hippocampal inference of context, an intersection of systems thought to be critical in our treatment of major depressive disorder. Joshua recently graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience with a secondary in Mathematical Sciences. After his fellowship, he plans to pursue a PhD in systems neuroscience with the goal of using neural population-level analyses to advance our understanding of the mechanistic underpinnings of mental illness.


US Student Program – Fulbright / FLAD Open Study/Research Award

Education: BA in Neuroscience / Mathematical Sciences, Harvard University, MA (2021)

Field of Study: Neuroscience

Project Title: “Check the Map: Serotonin’s Role in Hippocampal Contextual Remapping”

Host Institution, Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 8 months, starting in October 2022