Primary Research Team Matia Banks Solomon PhD Principal Investigator
Due to high email volume, there will be a delayed response if you contact Dr. Solomon directly. Please contact the research staff including graduate and undergraduate students regarding future undergraduate research opportunities.
Allie is studying the role of DEK in dementia in males and females. She is using various cell culture models, genetic mouse models, and human brain databases to address her overall research interests.
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.
Lydia is joining our laboratory after recently moving from Hawaii. She enjoys weightlifting/bodybuilding, learning new languages, and learning anything related to neuroscience and psychoneuroimmunology!
Ria is a Neuroscience and English major at UC! She loves reading, writing, neuroscience and Grey’s Anatomy! The areas of neuroscience that interest her the most are neuropsychopharmacology and affective neuroscience.
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!
Collaborators 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 investigator 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 Grace Shorter Walnut Hills High School: Cincinnati, Ohio
Grace wants to be a veterinary neurosurgeon!
Honorary Lab Members: Dr. Matthew Loftspring (Washington University in St. Louis) Aynara Wulsin (MD/PhD -University of Cincinnati) Keila Miles (PhD student- University of Cincinnati)
Former Students: Valentina Ghisays (graduate) Christina Estrada (graduate) Swagata Karkare (graduate) Dani Green Sarah Berman Nancy Dao Simone Brown- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, Oakwood University Joshua Streicher Andrew Birkenhauer Nina Rokvic Michelle Leshchinsky Marissa Taylor Nikolaus Balmer Marissa Maltry Elizabeth Nguyen
Rotating Graduate Students: Matthew Loftspring Elizabeth Nguyen Allie Greene