2020 FAU Brain Institute Graduate Features

Alaina Tillman

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Alaina  Tillman
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavior and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Nineteen-year-old Alaina  Tillman  conducted groundbreaking research through the Max Planck Honors Program and the FAU Brain Institute, on the relationship between neuropsychiatric disorders, such as depression or anxiety, and immune system dysfunction. Alaina was president of FAU's chapter of the American Medical Student Association and a volunteer at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. She also holds a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo and is training to earn a private pilot's license. Alaina plans to continue working in the Blakely Lab at the FAU Brain Institute and then attend graduate school.