I'm a Neuroscience PhD Candidate researching Parkinson's disease at the University of Michigan.
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Engineering background led Young Alumni Award winner into a new arena—brain research by Kettering University
What's Happening 2017
✓ Intl. Hypoxia Symposia, Alberta, Canada (February)
The 2017 International Hypoxia Symposia presents cutting edge research of the very highest quality to advance our understanding of the many effects of hypoxia in human health and disease. It's a dynamic program of state-of-the-art plenary talks and posters on hypoxia and mountain medicine.
✓ Ann Arbor Probility Marathon, Michigan (March)
The marathon starts just outside one of Ann Arbor’s landmarks, the University of Michigan Stadium ("The Big House"). The run navigates through the downtown, Nichols Arboretum, and Gallup Park twice with a full 26.2 mile finish on Main Street.
✓ AFF/IAD Ground School, Tecumseh, Michigan (April)
Accelerated Freefall (AFF) is the most modern method of skydive training. After logging 25 jumps [ongoing], and demonstrating safety and flight skills it's possible to take the USPA "A" License examination for solo skydiving.
Intl. Conference for Advanced Neurotechnology, Freiburg, Germany (June)
ICAN is an inaugural conference to bring engineers and neuroscientists together to review the recent advancement in neurotechnology and neuroscience, define the need for next-generation tools to move neuroscience forward, and enhance translation of technology to science community. I will present my poster, Functional and Anatomical Properties of Distinct Neuronal Populations in the Motor Thalamus.
Chamonix—Matterhorn Thru Hike, France & Switzerland (July)
From Mont Blanc in Chamonix the Matterhorn in Zermatt by the Haute Route. This 180 km trek navigates through 10 of the 12 highest mountains in the Alps while reaching nearly 3,000 meters. I'll be field testing a novel, handheld critical flicker fusion frequency tool designed to indirectly measure cortical excitability during rapid high altitude ascents.
Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (November)
SfN’s 47th annual meeting, Neuroscience 2017, is the world’s largest neuroscience conference for scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system.