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Elizabeth Z

- Research Program Mentor

MD Doctor of Medicine candidate


Inorganic Chemistry, Neurobiology, Neuroscience of fear and attachment, Psychopathology, Psychology

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

The Effects of Early-life Abuse on Stress Regulation

This project will involve doing a literature search on the role that loved ones and familiar faces/odors play in regulating the stress response in infants. This project can also include a component that details how early-life abuse/maltreatment manifests into later-life pathology. Understanding how relationships in early-life affect adulthood and the fear response is critical in getting a comprehensive picture of how living beings respond to stress and unfamiliarity.

The Far Reaches of Diabetes

This project can explore the long-lasting and far-reaching effects that Type II Diabetes has on the human body. Diabetic patients face a risk of chronic pain and debilitation when considering the increased possibility of developing neuropathy. This project can help raise awareness of diabetes and the secondary diseases that may result from it. The end result can take the form of a podcast or public advisory warning about proper health and nutrition for prevention of diabetes and diabetic neuropathy.

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