Jose Grajales

Jose Grajales

Neurosciences
Inducted in 2017

Jose G. Grajales Reyes is a PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). His research focuses on the study of endogenous brain mechanisms of analgesia and how dysregulation of these circuits can lead to chronic pain development. Jose has been recognized with the Distinguished Young Scholar Award by the Washington University MSTP, received a Young Investigator Travel Award from the American Pain Society and was recently accepted into the Neuroscience Scholars Program from the Society for Neuroscience. As well, he received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Puerto Rico, where he was part of the Natural Sciences Dean List throughout his studies and received an honor scholarship for his academic performance, in addition to receiving an Academic Excellence Award in Biology upon his graduation. Jose has been an avid volunteer, mentor and leader amongst his peers, while focusing on medical education and health disparities amongst underserved communities. He currently serves as the Latino Medical Student Association Midwest Region co-president and as a coordinator for a newly implemented Advanced Medical Spanish Selective in the WUSM curriculum. Ultimately, Jose aims to become a respected scientist and academic, having a passion for understanding how the brain works and determined to not only serve others through the practice of medicine, but to empower younger generations of minorities to reach their goals.