Salvador (Sal) Brito received his PhD in Neuroscience from Harvard University, where he focused on understanding how brain circuits process behavioral states like fear and anxiety. Before his move to Boston, Sal attended California Lutheran University in sunny southern California, where he obtained his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, along with his B.A. in Psychology. Sal’s initial exposure to the science of the brain occurred during his high school years, where he took an AP psychology course that would ultimately guide his career trajectory into psychology and neuroscience.

Sal has remained committed to mentorship and teaching throughout his career, having mentored students across all levels, including high school, undergraduate, and graduate level students.  Sal’s goal is to help guide students in their own path to understand the intricacies and complexities of the brain. He hopes that this summer experience not only helps students answer some of their existing questions, but also allows them to formulate novel brain-related questions which they can continue pursuing in their own career.