Splash Biography

PAIGE MIRANDA, Research scientist studying Alzheimer's at Yale

Major: Neuroscience

College/Employer: Yale University

Year of Graduation: 2010

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! My name is Paige and I am a research scientist working at Yale University School of Medicine. I am studying how metabolic processes, such as ATP production, play a hand in neurodegenerative diseases, in Dr. Elizabeth Jonas' lab. I graduated from Wellesley College in 2014 with a degree in neuroscience. I have TA'd for many upper level neuro classes at my alma mater, and look forward to teaching classes at Sprout.

Past Classes

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S2787: The Inflammed Brain in Splash Spring 17 (Apr. 08, 2017)
The nervous system and the immune system strike a delicate balance in order to keep our brains healthy and properly functioning. However, inflammation can easily tip the scales and send the brain into a viscous downward spiral. In this class we will explore the hot topic of neuro-immunology and learn more about how the brain responds to injuries through the immune system. We will also examine how many neurological diseases, like Alzheimer's, are connected to overactive immune systems. Using interactive models, and case studies, we will delve into the overlap of the nervous and immune system.

E2115: Wired to Fire: Examining the Brain in Health and Disease in Sprout Fall 16 (Oct. 01 - 15, 2016)
A healthy brain is comprised of millions of microscopic neurons working together to create our memories, emotions, and thoughts. Have you ever wondered what happens when this process is disrupted? In this course we will explore the healthy brain processing as well as what happens in various neurological diseases. Get ready to learn more about diseases like Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and CTE through solving clinical case studies and perusing scientific journals.