After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences and Technologies in his native Switzerland and a year-long industry internship in Israel, Simon Levy moved to Boston to complete a Master of Science degree with a neuroscience focus. His master’s thesis work under the supervision of Dr. Ole Isacson focused on Parkinson’s Disease. After two years in Boston, he moved to San Antonio to pursue a Ph.D. in Integrated Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio, where he is currently developing a Drosophila model of prion-like tau propagation in the laboratory of Dr. Bess Frost.
Hobbies and Interests
Hiking, Video Games, Politics, and Skiing.
Korecka, JA, Levy, S and Isacson, O (2016) In vivo modeling of neuronal function, axonal impairment and connectivity in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders using induced pluripotent stem cells Mol Cell Neurosci Jun;73:3-12. doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2015.12.004. Epub 2015 Dec 10
Award for best Master Thesis in Neuroscience – 2015
M.S., Life Science and Technologies, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
B.S., Life Science and Technologies, Neuroscience focus, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne