Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Chaitali Anand

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Medicine & Neuroscience
Research Focus

I am interested in understanding the neuronal basis of memory differences in aging. My focus is on the glutamatergic system and glutamate levels in the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex, and how they might underlie the age-related differences observed in associative learning and memory. Glutamate is the main excitatory neurotransmitter that facilitates cognitive functioning. Knowledge of its contribution to normal aging-related deficits might further the application of glutamate as a premorbid biomarker of imminent neurodegenerative diseases that accompany aging. 

Education
  • B.S. Microbiology, University of Pune, India
  • M.S. Biotechnology, University of South Carolina, SC, USA
Honors and Awards
  • Graduate Research Assistant Fellowhship, 2014 - present
  • Institute of Gerontology, WSU, Predoctoral Training Fellowship, 2016
  • 2nd prize for poster at the Graduate school research symposium, March 2017