University of Southern California, Neuroscience – Phd Candidate; University of California, Los Angeles – Neuroscience, BS, 2010.
Dorsa Beroukhim is a second year student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Southern California, conducting her doctoral research under the guidance of Dr. Carolee Winstein. Her research objective is to advance development of clinical intervention techniques that enhance cognitive and motor function in patients affected by cortical damage, such as from neural injury or neurodegenerative diseases. In particular, she aims to investigate the mechanisms underlying plasticity driven motor recovery as related to stroke neurorehabilitation. Before starting her graduate studies, Dorsa conducted research at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel under the guidance of Dr. Raz Yirmiy, studying the role of microglia in learning and memory after exposure to enriched environments, using mice as an animal model. Dorsa completed her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at UCLA in 2010. As an undergraduate student, Dorsa conducted research under the guidance of Dr. Stephanie White, where she studied the neural basis of language and vocal learning, using the zebra finch songbird as an animal model