Creative Minds Care
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
NEUROSCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM
Audrey Magsig graduated from UCLA with a BS in Computational and Systems Biology: Computers and Biosystems/Neurosystems Hybrid Concentration in 2020 and joined the Neuroscience PhD program in 2020. Audrey’s work examines the role of immune activation in the brain after traumatic brain injury as a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, she will focus on the contribution of sex chromosomes and gonadal hormones to these processes and their impact on shared pathophysiology between traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s.
Yanilka Soto-Muniz graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Pedras with a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2020 and joined the Neuroscience PhD program in 2020. Yanilka’s work focuses on the role of bioenergetics, mitochondria and metabolism in the development of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. She will be working on identifying genes that regulate bioenergetics and that confer resistance to neurodegenerative diseases.