Primary Research Team
Matia Banks Solomon PhD
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Nikolaus Balmer, BS
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Elizabeth is currently investigating sex differences in Alzheimer's disease using various genetic mouse models.
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Undergraduate Research Assistants
Din loves swimming and is currently on the Varsity Swim and Dive team at UC! He enjoys watching movies, reading and learning new things! He is particularly interested in learning about the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease.
Marissa is an avid reader and she is a short fiction writer in the thriller genre. She loves foreign language so much so that she speaks Spanish and Korean! She is interested in the role of stress and gonadal hormones in various diseases including depression and anxiety.
Kallia continues to be mentored by Dr. Solomon and will occasionally work on our bioinformatics studies! I am excited to continue to mentor her as she determines her career path!
Lorah Dorn PhD, CPNP
Penn State University
Dr. Dorn was my mentor for my Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women Health (BIRCWH) K-12 award. She continues to be an outstanding mentor to me and now serves as one of my collaborators. Her enthusiasm for research is infectious. Our collaboration takes a translational approach (rodents and humans) towards understanding biological transitions (puberty/adolescence) as a period of vulnerability for psychopathology and various physical health problems in females across the reproductive lifespan.
Lisa Privette Vinnedge PhD
Cincinnati Children's Medical Hospital
Dr. Privette-Vinnedge and I met as BIRCWH K12 Scholars. She is a phenomenal junior investor with an incredible passion for science. Our research goal is to identify novel treatment strategies for Alzheimer's disease in males and females. We are accomplishing this goal with the use of various cell lines, genetic mouse models and humans.
High School Intern
Walnut Hills High School: Cincinnati, Ohio
Honorary Lab Members:
Dr. Matthew Loftspring (Washington University in St. Louis)
Aynara Wulsin (MD/PhD -University of Cincinnati)
Valentina Ghisays (graduate)
Christina Estrada (graduate)
Swagata Karkare (graduate)
Simone Brown- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, Oakwood University
Rotating Graduate Students: