Neuroscience major Mahin Hossain awarded prestigious NIH Undergraduate Scholarship

March 12, 2018
Mahin Hossain

Mahin Hossain, a sophomore Neuroscience major, was one of 10 undergraduates across the country to be named an NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) scholar. The National Institutes of Health offers competitive scholarships to students who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation which can be renewed for 4 years. Since the award's inception, she is Ohio State's first UGSP Scholar. This summer, she will be working with Dr. Daniel Reich to investigate the role of Iron in the pathophysiology of inflammatory demyelination in Marmoset experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis. Through this program, Mahin will not only gain research experience at the intersection of the fields of neuroimaging, neuroimmunology, and neuropathology, but will also gain a better understanding of the central nervous system so that she can build her foundation for a future in translational and academic medicine.