Laboratory of Dr. George Spirou
I received a double major in Political Science and
Neuroscience from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. After college, I got a
job as a Clinical Research Coordinator for Stage III Alzheimer’s Disease trials,
where I worked with Alzheimer’s patients testing new pharmacological
treatments. From this experience, I became very passionate about research, and
I decided to apply to WVU. I am in a lab that studies the brain in early
development. In Dr. Spirou’s lab, I use single cell RNA-Sequencing approaches
to study genetic regulation of neural circuit formation. I hope to transition
to a post-doctoral position and eventually run my own lab.
I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA. I love the culture, atmosphere and people (“Yinzers”) of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is the only city I know of where it is totally normal to go to a restaurant and see pierogis on sandwiches or pizza (delicious). I am a huge hockey fan, and don’t mind still being a student because I definitely take advantage of the “Student Rush” discounted tickets to see the Pittsburgh Penguins. My other hobbies include craft beer tasting (I have tried over 200 different beers) and hiking.