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Peer Advising

The Undergraduate Program in Biology and the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience have peer advisors available to answer student questions!

Peer advisors are available on a walk-in basis in the Program in Biology office, 1140 USB, during the Fall and Winter semesters. 

Winter Term Availability:

Monday:  9am-11am (Jack), 2pm-4pm (Ben)
Tuesday:  1:30pm-3:30pm (Andrea)
Wednesday:  9:30am-11:30am (Andrea), 2pm-4pm (Ben)
Thursday:  11am-1pm (Jack)
Friday:  n/a

Or email anytime:  lsa-biology-peers@umich.edu

If you need help planning class schedules, finding courses that suit your goals, mapping a way to graduate on time, or have concerns about honors, graduate school, or research, please feel free to stop by!

Meet Our Peer Advisors...

Hey there! My name is Ben Malamet. I am a senior majoring in Biology and minoring in Gender and Health. I will be applying to medical school after graduating.

On campus, I serve as the President of the American Red Cross Club, which helps organize blood drives, community service events, fundraisers, and trains students to be medical first responders. I also work for the Higgins Lab,  working on clinical studies and studying a new targeted drug delivery method for patients with Crohn's Disease.

Choosing the right major and creating a class plan can be challenging and is very important so you can meet your undergraduate goals, but I am here to help! Come drop by the biology office and ask me about biology majors, scheduling classes, research, getting involved on campus, or just to say hi!

Hello! My name is Jack Gatti. I am a junior majoring in Cellular/Molecular Biology and minoring in both Medical Anthropology and Music. I hope to attend medical school after I graduate.

Around campus, I serve as Vice President of Motely Crew, a student volunteer organization that focuses efforts on patient care facilities in the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas. I am also an Organic Chemistry structured study group leader. I am currently a member of the Wang lab in the Department of Neurology conducting research on the molecular mechanisms underlying CADASIL, a type of vascular dementia. When I'm not in class or in the lab, I also play trombone in the Michigan Marching Band.

Please feel free to stop by and ask me any questions you have about scheduling, exploring majors, getting involved in research, pre-health requirements, or extracurricular opportunities!

Hi! My name is Andrea Maxwell, and I am a senior double majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology. I intend to apply to either MD/PhD programs or Clinical Psychology PhD programs after graduation, so feel free to ask me about either!

On campus, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work at two labs: the Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety Research Group  under Dr. Israel Liberzon looking at animal models of stress and anxiety and the Michigan Neurogenetics and Developmental Psychopathology Lab under Dr. Luke Hyde researching antisocial behavior in adolescents. I am also a clinical volunteer at a local psychological clinic as well as a 2016 MHIRT scholar, so I'm up for any questions about clinical opportunities or programs for minorities.

Please feel free to drop by the UPiN office and ask me about classes, research, clinical opportunities, or just to say hi and talk about the brain!