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Techniques integrated from labs benefits research

Trainee Achievements

Techniques integrated from labs benefits research

IGERT graduate student trainee Amy Bauernfeind is completing a dissertation that examines different metabolic strategies of the brain across primate species using cutting-edge imaging mass spectroscopy proteomic techniques. She is collecting mass spec data at histology level resolution to address questions about the covariance of different metabolic pathways with proteins that form the structure of the brain and are involved in neurotransmission. To perform this research, she has benefitted from IGERT support to travel to laboratories at Vanderbilt and Duke Universities to integrate techniques from chemistry, genetics, and bioinformatics with her previous training in neuroscience and evolutionary anthropology.