Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-6517 (fax)
BS, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 2008
Faculty Advisor: Allison Ebert, PhD
Research Area: Non-motor features of Parkinson’s Disease I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. I moved to Wisconsin in 2011 and began working at MCW as a research tech in microbiology. I joined the IDP program in 2012 and am now part of Dr. Allison Ebert’s lab.
My focus is on understanding the mechanisms behind non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, especially pain. These non-motor symptoms occur in roughly 90% of patients and include sleep disturbances, cognitive defects, and sensory dysfunction. I hope to use induced pluripotent stem cells and rat models to further understand the neurochemical factors and neuroanatomical factors that contribute to these non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.