Kaiser Arndt
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Undergraduate: Iowa State University, B.S. Microbiology
Research Interests: Neuroscience, Cellular aging
Project: Neurobiology of learning and memory
Earl Gilbert
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech, B.S. Neuroscience and Biology
Research Interests: Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Genetics
Project: How place is represented at the level of the synapse
Aaron Brock
Hometown: Palmyra, Virginia
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech, B.S. Microbiology
Research Interests: Microbiology, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Project: Characterizing the divisome of Borrelia burgdorferi using molecular biology and microscopy techniques
Jessie Rogers
Hometown: Appomattox, Virginia
Undergraduate: Liberty University, B.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Epigenetics, Cellular Biology, and Biochemistry
Project: Understanding the expression of mitotic checkpoint genes
Elizabeth Shupe
Hometown: Leonardtown, Maryland
Undergraduate: St. Mary’s College, B.S. in Biology and Biochemistry
Research Interests: Neurobiology, Inflammation and Immunity, Cell Signaling and Cancer
Project: Molecular and epigenetic processes contributing to increased susceptibility to neuropsychiatric illness
Beatriz Torres
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Undergraduate: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.S. Psychology and Neuroscience
Research Interests: Neuroscience, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Immunology
Project: Astrocyte communicate in the brain during normal and pathological conditions
AnnaLin Woo
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech, B.S. in Neuroscience
Research Interests: Neurobiology, Cell Signaling and Cancer, Inflammation and Immunity
Project: Roles of astrocytes and perineuronal nets in excitotoxicity and epilepsy