I am a second year, neuroscience PhD student at Wake Forest School of Medicine, and am interested in studying traumatic and mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI and mTBI). I am currently conducting research in an imaging lab, where we employ multiple imaging modalities to effectively examine changes to the brain. I have worked with youth, high school, and collegiate athletes to study changes induced by repetitive head trauma from competing in a collision sport. Ultimately, my goals are to examine the short term neurological changes from this observed head impact exposure as well search for methods to alleviate the long term ramifications that have been seen in athletes who have finished their careers. I have spent countless hours collecting and examining bio mechanical and neurological data in previous studies and intend to utilize that skill set in this current endeavor.

This profile was last updated on March 2, 2020

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