Sophia Pierce

Doctoral student
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Summary

Sophia began pursuing her Ph.D. in Integrative Neuroscience in 2019, after several years spent working in clinical pathology labs. She has been studying under Dr. Gale Craviso on-and-off since her undergraduate career, characterizing the effects of high-intensity, nanosecond duration electrical pulses on cellular membrane permeabilization. Beyond her research interests in neuromodulation and electrophysiology, she is passionate about community and public health, particularly in understanding & bridging the gaps between pharmacological research and clinical treatment.

Education

  • B.S., Neuroscience, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013

Manuscritp under review

  • Yang, L., Pierce, S., Chatterjee, I., Craviso, G., Leblanc, N., Paradoxical effects on voltage-gated Na+ conductance in adrenal chromaffin cells by twin vs single high intensity nanosecond electric pulses