Sarah graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, IL in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in both psychology and health sciences and a minor in biological sciences. She now studies the role of the brain renin angiotensin system (RAS) in Alzheimer’s disease using a combination of preclinical therapeutic and mechanistic research approaches. In particular, she is interested in the role of angiotensin II signaling in regions of the brain relevant to learning and memory and the way in which this may be modulated by AD risk factors such as APOE genotype. She is also involved in a collaborative project evaluating the activity of a novel molecular form of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, 22:6, n-3) in preventing age-related cognitive decline.
Interest Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, Aging, APOE, Brain Renin Angiotensin System
Advisor: Dr. Leon Tai