Jacob Bassin is a third year student pursuing a B.S. in Biopsychology, and a professional writing minor in Science Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He studied the biological mechanisms underlying behavior through his coursework and research experiences in the labs of Dr. Richard Mayer and Dr. Karen Szumlinski. In the Jacobs Lab he hopes to develop an advanced understanding of endocrinology through conducting research on the role hormones play in aging and cognition. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, sailing, and searching for new restaurants in Santa Barbara.