I research Parkinson’s disease as a student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Michigan.
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✓ Torres del Paine National Park, Chile (December 2015)
During this trip to Patagonia I will be a trekking the 52 mile, "full circuit" of the Torres del Paine National Park. I will be testing portable power solutions, as well as collecting scat samples to contribute to the ASC Scat Project. This global microbe study aims to serve as an early warning system for wildlife disease.
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IRONMAN 70.3, San Juan, Puerto Rico (March 2016)
The triathlon will mark a milestone in my investigation on techniques to increase oxygen availability during endurance training as well as identify natural remedies to mild forms of Raynaud's phenomena. Following the competition I’ll be hiking the El Yunque National Forest on the eastern edge of the archipelago ending in the Laguna Grande bioluminescent bay in Fajardo.
Saint Petersburg – Moscow, Russia (May 2016)
I will begin in Saint Petersburg for the 23rd annual Neuroscience Stress and Behavior conference where I’ll be presenting a poster, Autonomous Nanosatellite Bioimaging in Low Earth Orbit, based on my collaboration with the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Next, I’ll travel to Moscow and spend time in the Losiny Ostrov National Park, one of the first established national parks in Russia.
Annapurna Circuit, Nepal (November 2016)
The Annapurna mountain range is home to the tenth highest peak in the world. The "circuit trek" navigates the massif while being exposed to wildly varied terrain. I’ll be studying oscillatory brain activity that might be relevant to diseased brain states during a high altitude ascent and periods of acclimatization. Over two weeks, data will be collected at altitudes ranging from 1,100 meters to 5,400 meters.