About Me

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FullSizeRender (1)Welcome to my ePortfolio, My personal and professional life goal is to Cure MS (Click for VIDEO). My mother has secondary progressive MS. At the Miami University Leadershape Retreat in the summer of 2005 I defined my vision; to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Your vision is designed to help you take small steps to reach your ultimate goal. The steps I have taken so far include graduating from Miami University with a minor in neuroscience and graduating from Wright State University with a Master’s in Science after performing research as part of Dr. Alvarez’s Lab with a project on the extent of reformation of inhibitory synapses on injured/regenerating neurons and alteration of their properties. I performed my dissertation research at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as part of Dr. Nancy Ratner’s Lab with a project on disruption of white matter tracts in the central nervous system in gain of function rasopathies.  Additionally, I have been involved with National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter through sitting on the fundraising committee for the 2007 MS Walk Oxford, 2008/2009 Walk MS Dayton, 2010/2011/2012 Walk MS Cincinnati, and in 2013 I was honored to join the board. As an ambassador for the Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF) I have had the pleasure of hosting scientists and representatives from the MRF as distinguished lecturers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. I am excited to have recently joined the lab of Dr. Stephen D. Miller at Northwestern School of Medicine in Chicago shortly, as a post-doctoral fellow generously supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  I intend to do postdoctoral research and then obtain a faculty position at an academic institution where I will run my own lab as a primary investigator with a focus on remyelination and neuroimmunology.

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A little neural stimulation…