Brittany Hemmer

Mount Sinai, NYC

Neuroscience (molecular)


Brittany received her B.S. in Biology, B.A. in Psychology, and Neuroscience Certificate from the Liberal Arts Honors College at Providence College in 2017. As an undergraduate, Brittany spent 3 years in the Neuroscience and Animal Cognition laboratory studying the effects of aging and social housing on learning and memory. After graduation, to explore her burgeoning interest in neuroimmunology, she worked in the Laboratory for Aging Neuroscience at Brigham and Women�s Hospital and examined the neurobiological and immunological basis of memory dysfunction in the aged brain following anesthesia and surgery. As a current second year Neuroscience PhD student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC, Brittany aims to elucidate how blood-borne factors influence glial cells to shape brain aging and affect the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer�s disease. Outside of research, Brittany enjoys participating in neuroscience outreach to make science easily accessible to everyone who is interested. She also likes spending time with friends, and scuba diving (when the opportunity arises).

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