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IMG_3880Rebecca Fleeman is the Editor-in-Chief of LTS and a PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Program. She works in the lab of Dr. Elizabeth Proctor and studies the effects of genetic and lifestyle risk factors on the immunometabolic response of neurons and glia in Alzheimer’s disease.


70955961_2350016155045571_6171550382930526208_oStephanie Baringer is an associate editor and a 2nd year PhD student in the Biomedical Sciences Program. She works in the lab of Dr. James Connor studying the regulation of iron transport at the blood-brain barrier and the potential dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease.

IMG_6444Stephen Matthews, PhD is an associate editor and a recently earned his PhD in the Biomedical Sciences program. He worked in Dr. Greg Yochum’s lab on better understanding the role of Wnt signaling in colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.


IMG_20201004_165657Mariam Melkumyan is an associate editor and a 2nd year student working on her dual title PhD in Neuroscience and Clinical & Translational Science. She is working in Dr. Silberman’s lab where she studies the effect of acute and chronic alcohol use and stress on neuroinflammation through microglia and astrocyte activation in the Central Amygdala. 


Thank you to past editors of the LTS blog

Indira Purushothaman

Sadie Dierschke, PhD

Daniel Haas, PhD

Jordan Gaines Lewis, PhD

Thank you to past contributors to the LTS blog!

Victoria Silvis

Hannah Johnson

Gail D’Souza

Savannah Ledford

Mikayla McCord

Brianna Evans

Nicole Lookfong

Olivia Marx

Julia Simpson

Cole Burgess

Kevin Fundora

Gaelyn Lyons

Sonam Lhamo

Joseph Cirilo

Rahul Nachnani

Bailey Keller

Angela Snyder

Zhexi (Jersey) Lu

Raquel Buj, PhD

Sadie Dierschke, PhD

Ryan Hylton

Stephen Matthews

Elizabeth Lesko

Laura Budurlean

Radha Dhingra

Mariam Melkumyan

Rebecca Fleeman

Indira Purushothaman

Stephanie Baringer

Daniel Haas, PhD

Jillian Carmichael, PhD

Amanda White, PhD

Emily Schleicher

Jessica Parascando

Ross Keller, PhD

Caitlin Millett, PhD

Jordan Gaines Lewis, PhD and founder of the LTS blog