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Leah Phan

Leah is a Master’s student at the Khoshbouei Lab and is co-mentored by Dr. Khoshbouei and under supervision of Dr Streit. She has greatly contributed towards studying the role of microglia, the most dominant cell population in the brain, in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disorders, neurological disease and also healthy brain aging. She is also interested in elucidating their interaction with specific types of neurons which are found to be depleted in neurodegenerative disorders.

Leah utilizes techniques like Brain perfusions, brain sectioning, immunohistochemistry and stereology. She aims to continue her graduate education and contribute to the field of the neuroscience in the future as well.