Students

Amanda Leisgang, BS

Graduate Student
Amanda Leisgang
Amanda graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2015 with degrees in biology, psychology, and chemistry. Amanda research focus revolves around GABA (B) receptors in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, she studies how these receptors affect microglia (macrophages in the brain). Amanda is under the mentorship of Dr. Jefferson Kinney.

Andrew A. Ortiz, BA

Graduate Student
Andrew A. Ortiz
Andrew A. Ortiz graduated with a bachelors in psychology and a minor in neuroscience. Andrew is interested on how glial cells and chronic neuroinflammation affect neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, his research aims to understand how Diabetes (Type II) exacerbates Alzheimer’s pathology. His mentor is Dr. Jefferson Kinney.

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Female student smiling in the lab
Female student smiling in the lab
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Female student smiling in the lab
Male student smiling in the lab
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