What does the Saint Louis University experience include for neuroscience student Jiji Oufattole? Everything from leading-edge research to Bollywood-style dance and social justice advocacy.
Jiji is involved in: Pre-Health Professionals Club, Breaking Shackles Anti-Trafficking Organization, Shakti Bollywood-Fusion Dance Group, Resident Adviser Program, Research at Doisy Research Center
“I have been part of Dr. Enrico Di Cera’s biochemistry lab since the summer after
my high school graduation. I originally worked with X-ray crystallography; recently,
I’ve been working with a mutant of thrombin — creating, purifying and running kinetics
experiments with it.”
“I really like the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience, which draws on biology, psychology, cognitive science, anatomy and many other areas of study.”
“As a member of Breaking Shackles, I reached out to a local theater company that focuses on societal issues that the public should learn about and have an opportunity to discuss. They agreed to write a play about sex trafficking and perform it at SLU. The best part of this experience was at the end of the play, when I was able to watch an auditorium full of people talk about an issue that many didn’t even realize existed before attending the event.”