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Rosa Jaiman

Cooperating Doctoral Program: Neuroscience

EITS Track: Biomedical Toxicology

Education: B.S. General Science, minor Psychology, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Research Interests:
Despite the fact that MeHg primarily affects granule cells, astrocytes are also targets of this metal. MeHg-induced neurotoxicity in astrocytes has been studied extensively in the cortical layer. However, effects on cerbellar astrocytes are less studied. Because regional differences occur in astrocytes between the two area, there exists a critical need to understand the effects of MeHg on cerebellar astrocytes. The long term goal is to compare MeHg toxicity on cerebellar and cortical astrocytes.

Major Professor: William Atchison, Pharmacology and Toxicology