Dr Amy Nelson
Dr. Amy Nelson received her PhD in neurobiology from University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a fourth year postdoc in the lab of Dr. Zlokovic at University of Southern California. She is working on several projects including studying the contractile functions of pericytes using optogenetics. Her career goal is to discover new therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases, especially Alzheimer’s disease, by preventing and/or repairing blood-brain barrier disruption.