Hi there! My name is Kristina. I'm currently a post-doctoral associate at Duke University. My research aims to understand how specialized cells in the brain contribute to synapse formation and function. I previously was a PhD student at Washington University in St. Louis where I used a genomics approach to understand how cells in the brain rapidly communicate at the synapse. I am originally from NJ and received my Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University. I have taught a series of courses for undergraduate students (Neurophysiology, Molecular Biology), graduate students (human anatomy) and a mixture of graduate students and researchers (Techniques in neurobiology). Details on these can be found on my CV which is uploaded. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and hiking with my Australian Shepherd in the mountains of NC. I can't wait to meet students and help them succeed in courses and beyond!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Bachelor in Arts, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Washington University in Saint Louis - Doctor of Philosophy, Neuroscience
Professionally, my interests are developmental neuroscience and data science. Outside of that, I love to hike with my dog. I am also passionate about dog rescue and training! I hope to train a dog for agility in the future.
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