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Stephanie BARSOUM

Stephanie Barsoum
Title: Post Baccalaureate IRTA
Office(s): Brain Aging and Behavior Section (BABS)
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Stephanie Barsoum received her B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Sciences at the University of Florida in 2022 with a Health Disparities in Society minor and Music in Medicine certificate. While at the University of Florida, she worked with Dr. Mark Moehle testing animal models for α-synucleinopathies and primary torsion dystonia. The cognitive deficits of α-synucleinopathies and motor deficits of dystonia were measured along with the efficacy of muscarinic positive allosteric modulators to reverse these deficits. She also worked with Dr. John Williamson exploring the connection between rhythm/timing perception and cognition in aging adults using psychometrics, fMRI, and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Stephanie is currently working in the Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience under the mentorship of Dr. Dan Benjamini researching novel MRI acquisition strategies to improve diagnostic specificity, allowing for a better understanding of both normative and pathological aging.

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