Nicholas Andrew Upright

About Me
Nicholas Andrew Upright
Meet 2022 Award Recipient

Nicholas Andrew Upright

Prior to arriving at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Nick received his Bachelor of Science degree from Davidson College where he majored in Neuroscience. Following his undergraduate education, Nick worked as a technician in the lab of Dr. Julio Ramirez where he studied plasticity of two hippocampal afferent systems in rodents. He entered the Mount Sinai PhD program in 2016.

At Mount Sinai, Nick joined the lab of Dr. Mark Baxter where he examined the roles of neuromodulatory systems in cognition in rhesus macaques. Over his PhD, Nick published four first-author articles from his work in the lab. Eager to provide service beyond the bench, Nick joined Student Council in his first year, serving as PhD class representative from 2016-2020. He also volunteered for much of his PhD in admissions and recruitment initiatives and as a member of Mentoring in Neuroscience Discovery at Sinai (MiNDS).

Nick would like to thank his friends and faculty mentors at Mount Sinai who have truly shaped his graduate education and made this such a momentous journey. He’d also like to extend a special thank you to his family, who have shown incredible support, guidance, and love over the past six years of his PhD experience.

Nick will graduate with his PhD in Neuroscience May 2022.

Nicholas Andrew Upright is receiving:

The Miki Rifkin Graduate School Service Award