Education: PhD, 2018, University of Illinois at Chicago; BA, 2009, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. Publications: Scientific Reports, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Alzheimer's Diesease, Public Library of Science, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow, Journal of Neuroinflammation, Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Journal of Biochemistry, American Journal of Physiology, Nature Methods. Awards: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mechanisms of Aging and Dementia Training Grant (NIH); Predoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association; Abraham Lincoln Graduate Fellowship; Chancellor’s Graduate Research Fellowship; Chancellor's Professional Development Award.
I have always been passionate about science and research. I graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.A. degree in Biochemistry and a minor in English. I completed my PhD in the Graduate Program for Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and my thesis research aimed to understand the relationship between Type 2-Diabetes and the development of Alzheimer's disease neuropathology (Bonds et al., J Neurosci 2019). Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. John Kessler. The goal of my studies are to determine the factors that are responsible for cognitive decline in normal aging.
I have been teaching at SAIC since 2014 and have learned an incredible amount from the outstanding students here. My goal in each of my classes is to increase the students' understanding of basic science and current research methods. It is my hope that my students will be able to use this knowledge to understand more about themselves, their brains, and just science in general!
Classes: Neuroscience and the Mind (Science 3519); Biotechnology and Society (Science 3565)
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