Our Writers

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Rebecca 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.

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Stephanie Baringer is a senior editor and a PhD Candidate 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.

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Mariam Melkumyan is a senior editor and a PhD Candidate 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. 

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Victoria Silvis is an associate editor and a PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Program. She works in the lab of Dr. Guy Townsend studying mechanisms of mammalian gut colonization within Bacteroides species.

Savanna Ledford is an associate editor and a DrPH Candidate. She works with Dr. Eugene Lengerich on examining excess COVID-19 deaths, investigating the public’s perception on excess deaths and mitigation efforts, and analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer patients.


Thank you to past editors of the LTS blog!

Stephen Matthews, PhD

Indira Purushothaman, PhD

Sadie Dierschke, PhD

Daniel Haas, PhD

Jordan Gaines Lewis, PhD

Thank you to past contributors to the LTS blog!

Kalin Salinas

Kaitlin Carson

Rachel Kallus, PsyD

Ian Hayman

Carson Purnell

Mike Sha

Victoria Silvis

Hannah Johnson

Gail D’Souza

Savanna 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, PhD

Elizabeth Lesko

Laura Budurlean

Radha Dhingra

Mariam Melkumyan

Rebecca Fleeman

Indira Purushothaman, PhD

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