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Investigating the calyx of Held

Ashley Brandebura
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

A graduate research assistant at WVU’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, Ashley is studying how certain cells affect the development of the calyx of Held, the largest nerve terminal in the brain.

Her National Institutes of Health-funded research could apply to autism, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions that stem from how the brain is “wired.”

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