Cohort 1

Gwen Burgess

PhD, Pharmacology

Area of Research:
Impact of chronic pain on reinforcing effects of drugs of abuse

Personal Statement:
Teaching is an opportunity to introduce students to material they have never been exposed to and to show them how to integrate it with existing knowledge to expand their worldview. I hope to learn to be a better teacher so that I can encourage students in the future to use both creativity and knowledge to pursue their goals. This is why learning to work with graduate students is so appealing and important to me.