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Spartan Sagas
Craig Pearson
Alumnus, 2014
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Craig Pearson

Custom-made for success.

Alumnus, 2014
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


Craig Pearson had his pick of the most prestigious universities in the country. Drawn to its collaborative environment and the open-minded, achievement-oriented attitude shared by Spartans, he chose Michigan State. The recent grad believed it was the best place to fully explore and integrate his love of both science and the humanities, and he was right.

“I’ve been able to immerse myself in both the natural sciences and the humanities, and the interplay between those fields has allowed me to engage in a lot of exciting research and meet many fantastic people,” says Pearson, who as a Marshall Scholar will pursue his doctorate in clinical neuroscience at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom this fall.

At MSU, Pearson crafted a one-of-a-kind experience that accommodated his majors in neuroscience, biochemistry and molecular biology, and English, as well as extensive undergraduate research experience. His love of research eventually led him to a neuroscience lab at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where he also engaged in English literature courses.

As he pursues his doctorate, Pearson has no intention of narrowing his interests.

“I’m going to be working in a lab,” he says. “I’m going to be able to be part of that creative literary community. It’s this amazing leap forward.”