I research Parkinson’s disease as a student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Michigan.
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what's happening 2016
✓ Torres del Paine National Park, Chile (January)
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. I invite you to visit my Chile Photo Journal on Instagram.
✓ IRONMAN 70.3, San Juan, Puerto Rico (March)
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.
✓ TEDxYouth @ San diego, California (April)
I'll be sharing a few big ideas in a short talk. This awesome “by youth, for youth” experience takes place Sunday, April 17, 2016, bringing together 400 students from more than 40 area high schools. Designed in the spirit of TED and Ideas Worth Spreading, this world-renown, independently organized event features some of the worlds greatest thinkers, doers, provocateurs and presenters of our time.
Saint Petersburg – Moscow, Russia (MaY)
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)
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.