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Brain storm

A triple major in neuroscience, biochemistry and molecular biology, and English, Craig Pearson crafted a one-of-a-kind academic program to accommodate the depth and breadth of his scientific and literary interests. In the process, he changed the way he sees the world. The triple-threat senior, who founded a literary journal for students with visual disabilities, has played key roles in research investigating treatments for blindness and examining brain activity in people as they read literature. As a Marshall Scholar, Craig will pursue doctoral studies at Cambridge University and continue to blaze a trail into the workings of the human mind and body.

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Craig Pearson

  • Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Class year: senior
  • Major and college: biochemistry and molecular biology, neuroscience, and English, College of Natural Science, College of Arts and Letters, and Honors College
  • Activities and interests: Recipient of Marshall and Goldwater scholarships, founder and editor-in-chief of Exceptions: The Art and Literary Journal for Students with Visual Disabilities, MSU Neuroscience Club, MSU Biochemistry Club, undergraduate researcher, Homecoming Court ambassador, creative short fiction writer

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