Mr. Raiders is a PhD candidate in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Ph.D. program. He performs his research in the lab of Dr. Aakanksha Singhvi, studying molecular interactions between neurons and their supporting cells, glia, using the small nematode worm, C. elegans. Mr. Raiders studies the pruning of sensory neurons by associated glial cells and hopes to understand how this process regulates neuron morphology and function during aging.