Glamorous Grad Student: Diogo Peixoto, neurobiology

This week’s Glamorous Grad Student, Diogo Peixoto, is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in neurobiology. Peixoto is researching the neural basis for perceptual decision making and the brain circuits that combine visual information to make categorical decisions. The Daily spoke with Diogo about his experiences in the lab and the path that led him to pursue neuroscience. The Stanford Daily (TSD): What is a typical day like for you? Diogo Peixoto (DP): I would say a typical day — which is not what happens now that I’m finished with experiments — would be having someone run my rig in the morning, while I did analysis. Then, in the afternoon, I would run my own experiments, look at my data and maybe do some writing, if I [had] time. I would say it’s…

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