Photo of Robert PhillipsRobert Phillips

Theme: Genetics
Mentor: Jeremy Day, Neurobiology

The main advantage of being an AMC21 scholar is the community of faculty members and graduate students who have served as a support group throughout my graduate career. I have been able to reach out to faculty members involved in the AMC21 scholar program for advice regarding choosing a lab, project ideas, and life post graduate school.

The discretionary funds is another major advantage of being an AMC21 scholar. First, I have been able to use my discretionary funds to present at both national and international conferences. This has allowed me to begin networking and build connections early on in my graduate school career.


  • Poster presentation at GRC-Catecholamines (Summer 2019) 
  • Poster presentation at Society for Neuroscience (Fall 2019) 
  • Poster presentation at Dopamine 2020
  • Oral presentation at Dopamine 2020