Sam Vaillancourt received his B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from UC Davis where he worked in the lab of Dr David Olson developing photoswitchable molecular tools for studying neuroplasticity. At Stanford, Sam’s interests currently lie in neurocircuitry, mechanism of action, and behavioral changes induced by psychoactive drugs. He is currently studying the behavioral effects of Psilocybin and MDMA as part of a research consortium between Stanford, UCSF, and UC Berkeley. Sam looks forward to pursuing a Ph.D. in a related Neuroscience field.