I graduated from Emory University in May of 2020 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. As an undergraduate, I worked in the lab of Dr. David Katz investigating the role of the histone demethylase LSD1 in tau-mediated neurodegeneration. During a semester abroad in Australia in 2019, I worked in the lab of Dr. Erica Fletcher in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne, studying the role of adaptive immunity in exudative age-related macular degeneration. Back in Atlanta for my final year of college, I reunited with my mentors in the Katz lab to complete my honors thesis in a continuation from our previous work, for which I earned Highest Honors. I am thrilled to be back home in Boston and am so excited and humbled to be working in the Stevens Lab with Dr.
Yvanka de Soysa investigating microglia state dynamics and function in early neurodevelopment and neurological disease. During my time in the Stevens Lab, I hope to broaden my experimental skill set and hone my scientific intuition in preparation for grad school.