Connor is a second year PhD track graduate student in the pharmacology curriculum at UNC Chapel Hill. As a co-mentored student between the Cohen and Song Labs at UNC, he studies GABAergic neural networks in Alzheimer’s Disease. His scientific interests include the interactions between the environment, genetics, and behavior in mood disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Connor and Julian founded SFS with the idea of connecting people directly with scientists.
Outside of the lab, Connor enjoys hobbies such as graphic design, gaming, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, paintball and caring for his bearded dragon and Madagascar Giant Day geckos. Connor also manages the Cohen lab website and a Giant day Gecko care blog.
B.S. In Biology and Biochemistry — Chemistry Minor
Virginia Tech 2014
- Neuropeptides Modulate Local Astrocytes to Regulate Adult Hippocampal Neural Stem Cells
- The Accumulation of Tau-Immunoreactive Hippocampal Granules and Corpora Amylacea Implicates Reactive Glia in Tau Pathogenesis during Aging
- A unique tau conformation generated by an acetylation-mimic substitution modulates P301S-dependent tau pathology and hyperphosphorylation