profile photo of Micahel in the lab

Michael Finch

Graduate Fellow - Rotation


Michael Finch is a first-year neuroscience PhD student rotating in the Milstein Lab in Winter 2024. He is from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada where he did his undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at Brock University. He previously worked in the lab of Dr. Rebecca MacPherson where he performed primarily biochemical analyses on adipose tissue in health and disease. He fell in love with research and stayed for a Master’s degree where he expanded his research scope to include the effects of metabolism on brain health and functionality in an Alzheimer’s Disease context. This work fostered an always-present fascination with the brain and its mechanistic underpinnings which led him to Rutgers. In his PhD he hopes to expand our knowledge of physiology and the computational frameworks that make up our understanding of the brain.