My career began as a research neuroscientist. Nearly ten years in the lab has taught me how to speak the language of academic science. My work outside the lab has taught me how to translate that language into meaningful discussions with my community.

My wonderful labmates from the Goldstein Lab at Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine.

Graduate Work
University of California, San Diego
Laboratory of Lawrence SB Goldstein

Investigation of the processing and trafficking of amyloid precursor protein (APP) in human induced pluripotent stem cell (hIPSC)-derived neuronal models of Alzheimer’s Disease

Post-Baccalaureate Work
The Rockefeller University
Laboratory of Nathaniel Heintz

Molecular phenotyping of upper motor neurons that degenerate in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Investigation of the role of adult subplate neurons in cortical function

Publication: Nectow, A.R., Moya, M.V., Ekstrand, M.I., Mousa, A., McGuire, K.L., Sferrazza, C.E., Field, B.C., Rabinowitz, G.S., Sawicka, K., Liang, Y., Friedman, J.M., Heintz, N., Schmidt, E.F. (2017). Rapid molecular profiling of defined cell types using viral TRAP. Cell Reports 19: 655-667.

Undergraduate Internships

Columbia University
Laboratory of Stephen Rayport

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Laboratory of Anne Kirtley

Rayport Lab: Investigation of glutaminase inhibition as a therapeutic target for schizophrenia

Publication: Mingote, S., Chuhma, N., Kalmbach, A., Thomsen, G.M., Wang, Y., Mihali, A., Sferrazza, C., Zucker-Scharff, I., Siena, A., Welch, M.G., Lizardi-Ortiz, J., Sulzer, D., Moore, H., Gaisler-Salomon, I., Rayport, S. (2017). Dopamine neuron dependent behaviors mediated by glutamate cotransmission. eLife 6:e27566.

Kirtley Lab: Investigation of functional roles for schizophrenia susceptibility genes in long-term memory

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