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Kira Evitts

Kira Evitts

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Ms. Evitts is a Bioengineering graduate student performing her Ph.D. thesis studies in the labs of Jessica Young and Ying Zheng.  Her thesis project is focused on developing a stem cell based model of the human neurovascular unit (NVU) to study neurovascular interactions in the brain and investigate neurovascular dysfunction in age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Her […]

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Darrian Bugg

Darrian Bugg

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Ms. Bugg is an M3D graduate student in Pathology performing her Ph.D. thesis studies in the Davis Lab focusing on how various cardiac fibroblast cell state changes affect cardiac physiology over time. In particular she is focusing on understanding how fluid these changes are and if there is the possibility to revert to a healthy […]

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Rene Coig

Rene Coig

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Mr. Coig is a graduate student in the M3D Ph.D. program performing his thesis work in the Promislow lab, studying variation in sexual dimorphism and aging phenotypes. His work is focused on understanding how sex differential pathways and mechanisms contributing to dimorphism in lifespan and healthspan are shifted by natural genetic variation and environmental influences, […]

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Cheyne Littlesun

Cheyne Littlesun

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Ms. Cheyne Littlesun is a MCB graduate student in the Kaeberlein lab, her research focuses on deciphering combinatorial drug interactions in aging biology. Currently she is looking at how a library of chemicals interact with metformin; a possible modulator of longevity now being investigated in humans and the 6th most prescribed drug in the United […]

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Robert Tennyson

Robert Tennyson

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Mr. Tennyson is a Ph.D. student in Biological Anthropology working in the Eisenberg Anthropological Genetics Laboratory. His dissertation investigates how physical activity moderates the impacts of psychosocial stress on immunological function and aging in a targeted sample of intercollegiate athletes and non-athlete college students. He aims to understand better how these impacts may have occurred […]

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