Miles graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a B.S. in Marine Biology. Soon after, he worked as a research technician in the lab of Dr. Nancy Andrews at Duke University where he focused on characterizing in vivo models of iron dyshomeostasis. For his graduate work, Miles joined the lab of Dr. Aaron Bowman at Vanderbilt University where he investigated the role of manganese homeostasis on neuroprotective pathways (autophagy, IGF/AKT signaling) in Huntington’s disease. After his PhD, he joined the lab of Dr. Cohen at UNC in 2020 where he is investigating key pathological mechanisms of tau in Alzheimer’s disease and how to target these therapeutically. I love cruising to warm locales with my wife (COVID, please stop…), hanging with our three cats, fishing, gardening, gaming, and a good IPA.
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