Research Data Analyst
University of Pennsylvania
Martins (they/them), born and raised in Riga, Latvia, came to the United States to pursue an undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania. They graduated with a BA in Neuroscience, with minors in Chemistry, Computational Neuroscience, and Psychoanalytic Studies in May 2023. Throughout their undergraduate career, they worked at the Changing Brain Lab at Penn, researching exposome-brain interactions in early childhood; the Penn Lifespan Informatics & Neuroimaging Center (PennLINC), focusing on normative functional brain network development; and the Computational Neuroimaging Lab at the Washington University in St. Louis, studying machine-learning prediction methods using neuroimaging features.
Broadly, their research interests span developmental neuroscience and psychobiology, the study of biomarkers and mechanisms of allostatic load, and studying intersections of health, physiology, and society using multimodal, multi-omic data.
In the BarziLab, Martins is interested in studying the emergence of chronic health issues associated with an increased allostatic load, the impacts of interpersonal and socioeconomic exclusion on health, and using multi-omics to study biomarkers of allostatic load. Martins is planning to pursue an MD/PhD after working in the lab and wants to become a psychiatrist-scientist.