Sandy Chan


My project involves looking into cerebral microhemorrages, tiny bleeds that are less than 5mm in the brain, and the role they play in exacerbating the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. Strokes are often caused by hemorrhages in the brain that paralyze the affected area. Our question is whether microhemorrhages also play a role in increasing the risk of strokes. In addition, studies have shown that the majority of patients with Alzheimer’s disease also show evidence of microhemorrhages. I am majoring in Biological Sciences and started working in the Schaffer-Nishimura Lab in the fall of 2012. I expect to graduate in May 2015. I am a Cornell Biology Research Fellow and McNair Scholar.

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