Jarrel Yakel

Jarrel Yakel

Jarrel Yakel

Power Words

Where were you born? 

Oxnard, California

What school did you attend? 

UCLA, Ph.D., 1988; Oregon State University, B.S., 1983

What gained your interest in the NIH? 

Was the best faculty position available to me at the time.

How can you help improve the composition of the STEM education pipeline for Native American students? 

By interacting with as many students as possible and show them how much I love Neuroscience research.

How did you choose your career?  

Fell in love with how the brain works early on; never thought I'd be lucky enough to make a career out of it.