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Assistant Professor
Clinical Interests: Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Synucleinopathies, Tauopathies
Research Interests: Molecular basis of neurodegeneration; Aging; Signal Transduction
B.Sc. in Chemical Sciences, The Florida State University (2011)
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, The University of Virginia (2018)
Additional Training
Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University  (2018-2023)

Maintaining health and reducing disease-risk requires the brain to properly transduce signals across specialized regions and cell types. My lab utilizes mouse models, neural cultures, human brain samples, single-cell transcriptomics, proteomics, and microscopy to probe the molecular mechanisms that underlie aging and neurodegeneration. Ultimately, we aim to identify therapeutic targets for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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