Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
BS, University of Minnesota, Duluth, 2008
Faculty Advisor: Allison Ebert, PhD
Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 955-7433
FAX: (414) 955-6517
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.