Gabe Holguin

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2020-2021
PhD Student, Psychology
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Gabe Holguin is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology and a member of Dr. Stephen Cowen’s Lab. His research interests are in the neurobiological bases of learning and memory, and how these cognitive domains are altered in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Gabe earned bachelor and master’s degrees in Psychological Sciences with an emphasis in Experimental Neuropsychology from California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). There, he focused on the stress response and cognitive abilities among young adults with and without a family history of Alzheimer’s disease. In Dr. Cowen’s lab, he will explore the therapeutic effects of ketamine to alleviate levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease rats; he also aims to uncover biomarkers underlying Parkinson’s disease dyskinesia after long-term levodopa use. In addition to his passion for research, Gabe enjoys playing classical guitar, working out, surfing, skateboarding, and hanging out with friends at the beach.