David Brady, Computer Science and Mathematics Major

David advanced his academic career thanks to the access Macaulay has to numerous internship opportunities. Through the help of Gianina Chrisman, Macaulay’s Assistant Director of Internships and Undergraduate Research, David obtained an internship with the Tri-Institutional Training Program in Computational Biology and Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College during the summer of his sophomore year.

David focused primarily on computational simulations of the Integrate-and-Fire neuron model at the Tri-Institutional Training Program. During his time here he conducted research under Professor Emre Akasay in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and helped develop a modular script that was used for their research through the computer-based program MATLAB.

The overall goal of this research project was to become familiar with modeling in neuroscience. Looking back on his time spent interning and performing research at Weill Cornell, Brady states, “It enhanced my programming skills and allowed me to connect my study of Computer Science and Mathematics, which I can use in any field involving modeling, ranging from medicine and biology in a research laboratory to quantitative analytics in a bank or corporation.”