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Geisinger Research News: Blog on Emergency Department use and depression

Geisinger Research News asked me to write a blog about the implications of my recent research shared in preprint and submitted to AMIA 2017 about Emergency Department use and Depression. … Continue Reading →

Biochemistry research in the Cordes Lab

Advice for undergrads seeking research experience

Below is a guide for writing a letter of interest in conducting undergraduate research.  Members and faculty advisors of the group Women in Biological Sciences at the University of Arizona put … Continue Reading →

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Depression Linked to Frequent Emergency Department Use

My postdoctoral work at Geisinger Health System involves using medical informatics to better understand the health care utilization of those with mental illness.  Here is a preprint (unreviewed) article of … Continue Reading →


Nab2 maintains thymus cellularity with aging and stress

A co-regulatory protein of early response gene transcription factors, Nab2, plays a role in maintaining important immune cells located in the thymus.  Read our abstract here.

Your cat is infecting your brain.

“The Truth” about your cat infecting your brain!

Check out the video short by highlighting my PhD topic, Toxoplasma gondii, the brain control parasite spread by cats!

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‘Behind the scenes’ look into my research

  Pubchase has published a personal tale of the research process behind the scenes.  Read it here.


Scientific American: Brain parasite makes mice fearless, so that it can reproduce in cats

              Scientific American created a short video to describe our work.


ABC Online: Cat parasite may remove mouse fear for good

ABC Online has covered my recent publication here. Read the scientific article here.


The Australian: Parasite pushes mice into the jaws of cats

The Australian has covered my recent publication here. Read the scientific article here.


Emaxhealth: Common human parasite alters mouse brains permanently

Emaxhealth has covered my recent publication here. Read the scientific article here.