Veronica Beck

Student
Admission Year:
2016
Biography/Resume: 

B.S. in Neurobiology, Georgetown University, 2016
Embedded MS Neurobiology, Georgetown University, 2018

Advisor: Lori Isom

Current project: I am interested in studying intestinal and metabolic dysfunction in a Dravet model of epilepsy, as well as potential therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet in this model.

Research Interest:  Enteric neuroscience, gut-brain connection in health and disease

Other interests: All things related to gut-brain-axis (ie. nutrition, microbiome, gustation, and the subsequent effect on neurological development and function)

Teaching experience: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Genetics (2014, 2015) and Biochemistry (2016)

Honors, grants & awards:

Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service (F31) Award (2020-present)

Endowment for Basic Sciences’ Excellence in Basic Science Award (2020)

Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service (T32) Award Systems and Integrative Biology Training Grant appointment (2017-2019)

Service & leadership:

Research. Innovation. Scholarship. Education. (RISE) - Advisory Council Member (2019-present)

Rackham Student Government - Vice President (2019-2020), Treasurer (2018-2019), Biological and Health Sciences Representative (2017-2018)

miLEAD Consulting Group - President (2019-2020), Vice President (2019), Director of Finance (2018-2019), Director of Public Relations (2018), Project Manager (2018)

Career Goals: Research Administration, scientific no-profit administration, medical affairs, science policy

Hobbies: Eating, biking, hiking, sitting on beaches, petting animals