PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
From molecules to cells to signaling: how the brain goes awry in neurodegenerative diseases
The neurons we are born with have to last the rest of our lives. For some, genetic mutations or environmental factors can contribute to neuronal death, or neurodegeneration. These diseases affect some neurons more than others and influence neuron function at multiple levels, such as their cellular biochemistry, gene regulation, electrical excitability, or circuit connectivity. The literature on these diseases are rich and multidisciplinary. Good projects stemming from this research would be review papers focusing on different aspects of a disease, comparing different models used to recapitulate the disease, or comparing symptoms/pathologies across multiple diseases.