Mehrzad Tardast

Mehrzad is a Biology major with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Chemistry. He will be graduating in May 2024!

“As of right now, I am planning on moving to Bloomington, Indiana for my 3 gap years and hopefully working in a lab to gain more medical experience. I am hoping to attend Indiana University School of Medicine, where I would be focusing on psychiatry.” 

“For as long as I can remember, I have always been passionate about psychology and how the human mind works. The first time I ever worked with Dr. Lopez was through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), where we researched sexual health risk-taking based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This sparked my interest even more in developmental decision-making and encouraged me to explore decision-making on a broader scale.”