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BSH Biology '23

Amaris Lewis


Amaris Lewis is a 2021 McKnight Pecot Fellow and studied biology and medical anthropology at Stanford University. In the Laboratory of Organismal Biology (led by Prof. Lauren O’Connell), she studied the neural circuitry underlying social decision-making in an amphibian model. As an aspiring physician-scientist, her research interests span behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, epigenetics, and mechanisms of neuropsychiatric diseases. Outside of the lab, she is a peer counselor at the SHPRC, advises first-generation high school students as a Matriculate Advising Fellow, and is on the executive team of Stanford Planned Parenthood Generation Action.