Claudio Escalante

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Juan Claudio Escalante is a first-generation undergraduate student at Eastern Washington University. Originally from Kennewick, WA, Claudio obtained his Associate of Arts and Science from Colombia Basin College in 2020 before transferring to EWU. He is majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish. In the winter of 2022, his research interests expanded when he began to do work in Dr. David Daberkow's lab. Under Dr. Daberkow's mentorship he has worked on creating electrodes to help contribute to the team’s main objective; to find the effects of oxytocin on dopamine signaling in the rat striatum. For his 2022 McNair Summer Research Internship, Claudio continued to work with Dr. Daberkow to record dopamine with the electrodes they create.

In Summer 2023, Claudio will be attending Purdue University‘s Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP).

2022 EWU Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. David Daberkow

Research Title: Determining Dopamine Microelectrode Placement in the Rat Brain