Julia Badyna

Julia is a PhD student in the Biological Sciences Department at Carnegie Mellon mentored by Dr. Eric Yttri.  She is interested in how basal ganglia activity modulates goal-directed actions and action parameters.  She utilizes mice trained on a reach task to elucidate the neural activity underlying their actions.

Julia graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 with a B.S in neuroscience as well as minors in chemistry and French.  She enjoys spending her free time exploring new restaurants around Pittsburgh and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Penguins.