MBI Rising Stars

Now Highlighting: Andrew Moore

 A Ph.D. student in the department of neuroscience, Moore is the latest investigator to be featured in MBI Rising Stars, a video series highlighting up-and-coming neuroscience researchers at the University of Florida.

March 2022

Grace Lloyd

 A Ph.D. candidate in the department of neuroscience, Lloyd studies the molecular underpinning of neurodegenerative diseases,.

Grace Lloyd in a white coat smiling in a research lab

Jan. 2022

Adithya Gopinath

 A Ph.D. candidate and graduate research assistant in the department of neuroscience, Gopinath researches the connection between the brain and the peripheral immune system in people with Parkinson’s disease.

Adithya Gopinath working in the lab of Dr. Habibeh Khoshbouei.

Oct. 2021

Dr. Sabhya Rana

A postdoctoral associate in the department of physical therapy, Rana’s research aims to improve respiratory motor function in those with spinal cord injuries.

Rana in the lab

May 2021

Benjamin Kidd

A Ph.D. candidate in the department of neuroscience, Kidd is investigating possible treatment pathways for myotonic dystrophy, a genetic disorder that is a form of muscular dystrophy and leads to progressive muscle wasting and weakness.

Benjamin Kidd

Feb. 2021

Ariel Walker

A Ph.D. candidate in the department of neuroscience, Walker is investigating the interaction between early tau protein abnormalities and amyloid beta proteins in the brain, hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, with the hope of identifying approaches to slow or prevent the disease.

Ariel Walker

Dec. 2020

Aprinda Indahlastari

A postdoctoral associate in the University of Florida’s Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory, Indahlastari is studying a technique aimed at improving cognitive function that involves the use of a noninvasive form of brain stimulation paired with cognitive training in adults 65 and older.

Aprinda Indahlastari P-h-D

Jan. 2020

Shelby Blaes

A Ph.D. candidate in the department of neuroscience, Blaes’ research focuses on understanding the neurobiology of substance use disorders, specifically how they affect risky decision making, to guide in the development of better therapeutic techniques.

Shelby Blaes

Nov. 2019

Ellen Terry

Terry’s research focuses on developing behavioral interventions to reduce pain catastrophizing and investigates how psychological and social factors impact chronic pain, with a particular focus on how these factors influence pain processing and experience of pain in racial and ethnic minorities. 

Ellen Terry

Sept. 2019

Jeremy McIntyre

An assistant professor of neuroscience, McIntyre studies the cellular mechanisms involved with olfactory function, addiction and a variety of other physiological conditions.

Jeremy McIntyre in the lab