Arabo received both his B.Sc. in Chemistry and M.Sc. in Biochemistry from California State University, Los Angeles. As an undergraduate he studied selective acylation methodology under the supervision of Dr. Carlos Gutiérrez. During his master’s research he worked under the supervision of Dr. Jamil Momand in uncovering the mechanism by which Darpp-32 and t-Darpp mediate therapeutic resistance in HER2-positive breast cancer. Currently, Arabo is interested in understanding the role of 5-HT2A receptors in psychoplastogen-induced neural plasticity.