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Christopher "Tyler" Short

Neuroscience Research Assistant

Gainesville, FL


(903) 450-2954


Short, Christopher - CV


President, Neuroscience Student Association, 2020-2021, UT Dallas

Vice President, Neuroscience Student Association, 2019-2020, UT Dallas

Student Leader of the Year Nominee, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2020, UT Dallas

Additional Activities

>100 Animals Fostered

70+ Blood Donations

Volunteered for 2 Neuroscience Conventions


Scientific Computing with Python, freeCodeCamp

Human Subjects Protection - Social & Behavioral, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

GDPR & Human Subject Research in the U.S., CITI

Grant Writing: Graduate Students, Postdocs, and New Faculty, CITI

Certified Pharmacy Technician, IV & Sterile Compounding, 2015-Present, PTCB/TSBP

National Career Readiness Certificate - Platinum, ACT

Work Experience

Research Assistant, Padilla-Coreano Lab, University of Florida
Jan 2024 - Current

  • Pilot a mouse cooperation choice task
  • Characterizing prefrontal dynamics during reward competition from mouse electrophysiological data

  • Research Assistant, Filbey Lab, UT Dallas
    Nov 2021 - Dec 2023

  • Project Lead for study examining effects of taVNS on executive function
  • Manuscript in preparation
  • Project Lead for study examining effects of recreational vs medicinal cannabis use

  • Clinical Pharmacy Technician, Medical City Las Colinas
    Jun 2018 - Dec 2023

  • Prepare clinically sterile IV compounds and medications

  • Grant Intern & Wholesale Consultant, Ted’s Brain Science
    Jun 2018 - Dec 2019

  • Organized, collaborated on, and oversaw the submission of a DoD CDMRP grant application
  • Communicated research and product to pharmacists, physicians, and retailers to establish and maintain wholesale relationships

  • Volunteer Research Assistant / Work Study, PAIN Neurobiology Research Group, UT Dallas
    Oct 2018 - Dec 2019

  • Worked under Galo Mejia on a mouse migraine model
  • Worked under Pradipta Ray to analyze neurogenomic data
  • Worked under Clay Smithhart to surgically obtain and culture DRG and TG neurons for electrophysiology

  • Volunteer Research Assistant, Texas Biomedical Device Center, UT Dallas
    Jun 2018 - Jul 2019

  • Handled rats and data collection from habituation to training pre- and post-stroke & VNS implantation
  • Observed multiple surgeries, auditory mappings, motor mappings, and profusions
  • Began micro-construction and surgery recovery

  • Education

    Master of Science in Applied Cognition & Neuroscience

    The University of Texas at Dallas

  • TA for NSC 4356 Neurophysiology, Dr. Rukhsana Sultana (Fall 2022)

  • Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

    The University of Texas at Dallas

  • TA for PSY 2317 Statistics for Psychology, Dr. Gayle Schwark (Spring 2019 (not full semester))

  • Associate of Science in Applied Science

    Dallas County Community College