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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Greg Handy

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Gregory Handy works in the Computational Neuroscience Group led by Dr. Alla Borisyuk at the University of Utah. His current project focuses on investigating the role astrocytes, cells that make up approximately 50% of human brain volume, have in the brain and in certain disease states, such as epilepsy. He works closely with experimentalists to ensure that his mathematical models can be used to guide future experiments.

Greg enjoys all things outdoors, from hiking to biking, as well as skiing during the winter season.