Mustafa Shakir received his B.S. in Biopsychology with highest honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017. He joined the Jacobs Lab this year in hopes of learning more about neuroscience and gaining lab experience to understand what the research process is like, as he hopes to become a principal investigator and a teacher someday. Currently, he is studying to get into medical school so he can pursue his dream of becoming a physician. In his free time, he likes to spend time with friends, read, and play video games.