This panel will consist of an explanation from each of the panelists on what their study and research is on, experiences regarding neurological diseases, and a live Q & A session. The bios of the panelists are below.
Ms. Jackie Howells:
Jackie is a PhD Candidate at Brown University in the Pathobiology Program. An ecologist by training, she obtained her B.S. from UC Berkeley in Environmental Science and completed her capstone thesis on mircohabitat use of lizard species in White Sands, New Mexico. During her time at Berkeley she worked as lab assistant in an immunology lab and post-graduation began to work on clinical immunology at UCSF as a senior research associate. In her current PhD work she is investigating the relationship between the immune and nervous systems. She dabbles in various artistic pursuits outside of research.
Ms. Shelby McGraw:
Shelby completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Guelph studying Neuroscience and Psychology. Her thesis project focused on reconsolidation-based memory updating in mice and identifying the underlying molecular mechanisms involved. Shelby is currently her masters degree in Neuroscience at the University of Guelph where her research focuses on the progressions of Alzheimer's Disease pathology in the brain. Outside of the lab, Shelby enjoys practicing yoga and playing piano.
Dr. Carolina Gubert
Dr. Carolina Gubert is a current Research officer at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia. She completed her PhD in the graduate program Biological Science: Biochemistry at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in 2018. At the same institution, she completed her Masters degree and biomedical bachelor degree. Her work focuses on a purinergic receptor as a new hope of treatment for psychiatric disorders. She is interested in the gene-environment interactions and the mircobiota-gut-brain axis in brain disorders.