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B.S. College of William & Mary 2011
I am a second year GSBSE student, hailing from Richmond, Virginia. For my undergraduate years I attended the College of William & Mary, where I gained four years of valuable experience in the electrophysiology lab of Dr. John Griffin. That work culminated in an April 2010 publication and a successfully defended honors thesis. I graduated cum laude with a B.S. in neuroscience in May 2011.
Here in the GSBSE, I have the pleasure of working with Drs. Ling Cao and Colin Willis at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. My primary project is investigating the effects of opioid abuse on HIV-related dementia. In particular, my interests lie in the effects of chronic inflammation and viral infection on glial inflammatory responses and the blood-brain barrier, and how these factors may contribute to the development of cognitive deficits in HIV-positive patients.