Undergraduate Investigates How Gender Influences Stroke Response

Neuroscience has always been fascinating to me, but my passion lies in earning my doctorate and studying consciousness — how to quantify it, preserve it and, more curiously, transfer it. I chose the University of Arizona for the large campus environment, the quality of the ongoing research and the fact that I could stay in-state. I am now an Environmental Health Sciences-Transformative Research Undergraduate Experience, or EHS-TRUE, scholar and currently work in Helena Morrison’s lab studying ischemic stroke. EHS-TRUE’s mission focuses on researching issues that have a direct impact on environmental health and the greater community. A stroke is caused by the blockage of oxygen to the brain that causes injury to the brain’s anatomy and physiology. Young men have a higher risk of having a stroke than women do. However,…


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