BS, Biochemistry & Biology
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
MD, PhD Student
Chris Dulla, Rotation Adviser
After a traumatic brain injury, there is a loss of neurons around the site of injury; however, certain neuronal subtypes may be more susceptible to loss than others. This loss causes network changes and can lead to the development of hyperexcitability or post-traumatic epilepsy. The aim of my rotation project was to characterize these events at the network level and explore differences in two neuronal subtypes at the single-cell level using techniques such as immunohistochemistry, electrophysiology, and single-cell PCR.