The role of chemokine signaling in the pain and cold hypersensitivity of sickle cell disease
Basic mechanisms of mechanotransduction and pain
Advisor: Cheryl Stucky, PhD, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
BA, 2009, Skidmore College
Skidmore College, Neuroscience Program, 2007-2009
Advisor: Dr. Hassan López
Project: Effects of cannabinoids on sexual motivation and behaviors in rats
NorthShore University HealthSystem Research Institute, 2008-2009
Advisor: Dr. Sidhartha Tan
Project: Modeling cerebral palsy and treatments with fetal rabbit hypoxia-ischemia
NorthShore University HealthSystem Research Institute, 2009-2010
Advisor: Dr. Gustavo Rodriguez
Project: Ovarian cancer prevention and treatments with cell line and mouse models
Zappia KJ*, Garrison SR*, Hillery CA, and Stucky CL (2014). Cold hypersensitivity increases with age in mice with sickle cell disease. PAIN – in press.
López HH, Zappia K, Cushman CL, and Chadwick B (2009). Acute cannabinoid administration attenuates female socio-sexual motivation. Pharmacol Biochem Behav, 94: 482-487.
Cross country skiing, triathlons, hiking and biking