I’m excited that you stopped by! My name is Brandon Gilliland. I am a passionate follower of Jesus, electric guitar enthusiast, golfer, and a student pursuing medical school to become a physician. I am currently a neuroscience student at Florida Atlantic University’s Honors College.
Along with being a student, I also work as a neuroscience intern at The Scripps Research Institute in South Florida. My work consists of performing an in-vivo surgical exposure to the brain of living flies (Drosophila melanogaster) in order to image the brain with a confocal microscope during olfactory classical conditioning. The primary focus of the research is to study the cognitive effects of neurofibromatosis type one (NF1). This autosomal dominant genetic disorder is found in approximately 1 in 3,500 individuals. The effects of this disorder are physical and cognitive. Although NF1 produces physical problems such as neurofibromas, or nerve sheath tumors, they also involve more cognitive problems which involve attention, executive function, language, and visual perception.
In addition to my academic life, I write on Christian leadership, worship, and life topics. My whole purpose of writing on this website is to amplify God’s kingdom and to help others find the real purpose for living.
If you are new to the site, feel free to check out some of my top posts:
The Meaning of “Amplifying God’s Kingdom!”
My mission statement is at the top of my blog: “Amplifying God’s Kingdom!”. I came up with this mission statement/tagline because I felt that it perfectly suited the purpose in life: to tell others about Jesus and His love. When that happens, God’s kingdom is amplified!
I chose the word “amplify” because it not only represents the instrument needed to produce a sound, but it is also what happens when we show God’s love to this lost world. We all have a purpose for living, and it is important to find how God wants to use you to make His name known to others.
Let’s amplify God’s kingdom together!