I joined the lab in the summer of 2010 and got involved with the study of microvasculature blood flow stalls, as they relate to Alzheimerâ€™s disease. Namely, Iâ€™m working on characterizing the stalls and quantifying the impact they have on global cerebral blood perfusion. The aim of this study is to identify what exactly is plugging the vessels, and develop a possible therapeutic intervention. I received bachelorâ€™s degrees in biomedical engineering and biology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. I am currently pursuing a DVM here at Cornell University with a focus on companion animal medicine and research, namely in the fields of neurology, anesthesia, and pain management.