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Josh SchwartzJoshua Schwartz: Moving On Up

“I was able to get genuine mentorship that I couldn’t have received at any other institution. I could have gone to a larger school, but I wouldn’t have had the opportunities to interact with faculty that I had here.”

"The personal mentorship I received from my professors was really beneficial as I moved on to Johns Hopkins. I learned so much outside of the classroom at Transylvania."

As a chemistry and biology major at Transylvania, Joshua Schwartz '10 spent a lot of time in the science labs, but opportunities outside of those labs also shaped his success. Schwartz spent his summers studying at the University of Cincinnati, Brown University, and Stanford University. At Stanford, he did research with stem cells from autistic children, studying the neurodevelopment in autism and how parts of the brain become specialized.

Now in the Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins, Schwartz is working toward becoming a teacher and researcher in neuroscience. He continues to use the skills he developed at Transylvania. "My first rotation here was a continuation of the project I did in my senior seminar at Transy," he says.

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