Each month we highlight one of our MSTP students. This month's highlight is: 



Jace Greenwald

Area of Study: Neuroscience
Hometown: Berkeley heights, NJ


Research interests

  • Using native mass spectrometry and proteomics/other omics approaches to study proteins implicated in neurological disease. Current projects include the study of tau protein, amyloid fibrils and exosomes (in patients with multiple sclerosis).

Long term goals/ aspirations

Current aspiration is to be a neurologist studying multiple sclerosis, ideally utilizing proteomics/mass spec to look at protein structure and function.

Post MSTP Training dream job

Working as a neurologist in NYC, with a big lab and (nearly) as many mass spec instruments as my PI!

Fun Facts

What you enjoy outside of school

Pumping iron, advocating for sexual violence survivors in an acute setting, and rescuing/fostering/adopting all the cats I can find (and that my wife lets me).

A talent you have always wanted

Flipping houses. Also, knowing how to write code.

Favorite book

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

Favorite quote

“It is a well-known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.” – Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Can’t live without

Coffee. Cats. Teaching trauma-informed care. And of course, my wife/partner in crime.

If you weren’t in MSTP, what would you be doing now?

Running a cat shelter.

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