BETTER UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISMS OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE

 

I graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2015 with a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology. As an undergraduate, I worked in Dr. Randy Cohen’s lab studying Purkinje cell excitotoxicity in the GABA-A receptor in an ataxic rat model. In 2014, I participated in the CSUN-UCLA Bridges internship program funded by CIRM where I worked in Dr. Daniel Geschwind’s lab. My project consisted of maturing human neural stem cell cultures by biochemical compounds found through bioinformatics. After my internship and graduation in the spring of 2015, I continued working in the Geschwind lab as a staff research associate. Now a second year Neuroscience graduate student, I am researching Tau truncation through caspases in Alzheimer’s disease.

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