Born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil, Thiago Arzua now pursues his Ph.D. in neuroscience at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Before that, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, with a minor in French, at the University of South Florida. His doctoral research focuses on human stem cells derived neuronal models, such as cerebral organoids. This cutting-edge type of 3D brain tissue can model a variety of brain diseases, as well as brain development, morphology, and physiology.

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