Vincent Cele Castillo

Vincent Cele Castillo, Kampmann Lab

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PROPEL Scholar and Staff Research Associate


B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior – University of California, Davis (2022)

Research Experience

  • Mark O. Huising Lab, UC Davis: April 2019 – June 2022
    Examined the role of aging and diabetes on pancreatic alpha cell responsiveness using live-cell functional confocal microscopy.
  • David W. Walker Lab, UCLA: June 2021 – September 2021
    Studied the effects of rapamycin on mitochondrial dynamics in Drosophila melanogaster

Research Interests

I’ve been extremely excited about researching the role of the immune system in the central nervous system. Specifically, uncovering the factors that push microglia to serve a beneficial or detrimental role in neurodegenerative diseases


What I mainly do outside of lab is run, lift, read and play a lot of video games.