Luke Flores runs the Center's Science Research Workshop (SRW) program.
Luke is also the Director of the BioEXCEL program and the Coordinator for the NU Bioscientist program, which are both part of the First-Year and Transition Program in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Both programs were originally part of the Northwestern University Ventures in Biological Education (nuVIBE) funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and run through the Searle Center until 2015. As Director of the BioEXCEL program, Luke oversees an intensive five-week summer program designed to prepare incoming biology majors for success at Northwestern. As NU Bioscientist Coordinator, Luke helps students find research laboratories and develop individual research proposals. He also supervises student facilitators that work in small groups with participants.
Luke has over a decade of experience working in research laboratories, earning a B.S. in biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Northwestern University. His work has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, and Neuroscience Letters. While a graduate student at Northwestern, he began working with the Searle Center as a Teaching Assistant Fellow and a Teaching Consultant. He is now using his training in both research and teaching to help mentor undergraduates and help develop their talents.
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