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Originally from: Virginia, USA 
Previous institutions: Randolph-Macon, Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology 
Research interests: Immunology, Neurobiology, Translational Medicine

“I’m interested in a variety of research topics pertaining to neurodegeneration. In particular I desire to expand our understanding of environmental factors that influence the onset of age related dementias. I’m fascinated by asymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease, particularly what neuroprotective factors maintain cognitive function in these individuals with full plaque and tau pathology. Furthermore, I’m intrigued by lipids, fungi, and mental illness and their roles in neurodegeneration.”