Of Rising ScholarsFall 2022

Maisie will be presenting at The Symposium of Rising Scholars on Saturday, September 24th! To attend the event and see Maisie's presentation,

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Maisie Wang

high_schoolClass of 2023Chantilly, Virginia



  • "The Future of Modeling and Treating Alzheimer's: it's in the Genes" with mentor Emma (Working project)

Project Portfolio

The Future of Modeling and Treating Alzheimer's: it's in the Genes

Started Feb. 3, 2022

Abstract or project description

Maisie is interested in Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Currently, we are focusing on understanding how AD impacts different cell types in the central nervous system (CNS). She is most interested in focusing on potential therapies, including gene therapy and modeling techniques using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Going forward, we will hone in on two areas. iPSCs to model neural replacement and plasticity and gene therapy techniques in astrocytes and microglia.