Before joining Columbia's MD PhD program, Ariel worked in the Axel laboratory investigating neural circuits underlying Drosophila egg-laying behavior and studied development of Drosophila mushroom body through transcriptomics. He also worked in the O'Connor laboratory at University College Dublin investigating effects of LPS on synaptic plasticity in rat hippocampal slice culture and in the Donoghue Lab at Georgetown University studying Sox4 and Sox11 in the development of the mouse neocortex. Ariel received a B.S. in Neurobiology from Georgetown University in 2016.
Ariel really enjoys biking on the Greenway and reading.