Graduate PhD Research Student
Place of work / study:
Kent State University, Kent Ohio, United States
Area of Research:
Beta-amyloid / microglia / nanomagnetic medicine
How is your work funded:
National Institute of Health, US
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a graduate student at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in the states. I gravitated towards research for many reasons but particularly because the use of team-work, logic, and persistence. Our laboratory uses nanoscience to investigate therapeutic options for inflammatory disorders along with other molecular biology techniques. I am very fortunate to have joined this laboratory. I am on track to defend my dissertation spring 2021 and researching actively the next step.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
When I was returning from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019, my plane from Burbank, CA needed a repair and we had to disembark. Later as we were in queue to embark the plane, someone asked about my poster and when I turned around I thought she looked very familiar. After talking I later remembered who she looked like. While I cannot confirm it, she had an uncanny resemblance to a well-known celebrity who started in one of my favourite series. I was happy to discuss my research with someone either way but it would be just as awesome if it was a celebrity.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
The decision to study dementia, or more broadly neurodegeneration, is both due to a fascination with mechanisms of disease. The brain is already quite complicated and then it dysfunctions making a very complicated task. Further, Alzheimer’s disease has an elusive cause and there are no cures to date. I gravitate towards complex problems.