Alexzander Ballard

Faisal Attiah
MS in Integrative Neuroscience

"Curiosity eliminates the fear of facing challenges while humility allows us to embrace our setbacks to push us forward."

About Faisal

Faisal is from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Before coming to Georgetown's Biomedical Graduate Education, Faisal studied at George Mason University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. 

Why did you choose Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University?

I chose the Biomedical Graduate Education because it offers an outstanding program for students interested in investigating the brain and the nervous system.

As a Hoyas for Science Scholarship recipient, you were selected because your application "demonstrated a commitment to biomedical research and graduate studies at the Masters' level." What do you hope to accomplish here at Georgetown and/or what is your interest in biomedical research or graduate studies?

I am honored to receive a Hoyas for Science Scholarship. I hope to master experimental techniques used in neuroscience research laboratories. Additionally, I would like to contribute to the neuroscience field specifically in understanding the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and Alzheimer’s disease.

What is your life motto for overcoming challenges and/or supporting diversity and cultural understanding?

Curiosity and humility are key to overcome challenges; curiosity eliminates the fear of facing challenges while humility allows us to embrace our setbacks to push us forward. Together, they both lead to greatness.