I am working on a project which examines the physiological causes of a known reduced blood flow in the brain of AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s patients. Using a two-photon microscope we are able to image brain vasculature in genetically engineered mice with early onset AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disease. We can then study the differences in the blood vasculature, flow and consistencies between the Alzheimer and normal mice. . More specifically I am currently looking into how blood flow is interrupted by adhesion of leukocytes to the endothelium. Furthermore, I am exploring the subcategories of leukocytes to precisely pinpoint the exact mechanism by which brain vascular flow is reduced. I am an undergraduate studying computer science and biological engineering and plan on graduating in 2015. I am a Jacobs scholar and am participating in the Engineering Learning Initiatives program.