Hydrocephalus research presented at the international Europhysiology Conference

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Did you see her poster at HACONNECT’18?

Alexandra Hochstetler was one of our ten Young Investigator Travel Award winners at the 2018 National Conference on Hydrocephalus, HACONNECT’18. At the conference, Alex presented her work on new drugs that reduced ventricle size by decreasing cerebrospinal fluid production in hydrocephalus animal models. The lab is now working to determine exactly how these drugs work and if these drugs can be used long-term to maintain normal ventricle size.

This past weekend, Alex presented her work at the Europhysiology Conference held in London, United Kingdom. The Europhysiology Conference brings together members of the The Physiological Society, the Scandanavian Physiological Society, the Deutsche Physiologische Gesellschaft, and the Federation of European Physiological Societies for this three day event.

Alex is a second-year Ph.D. student under the mentorship of Dr. Bonnie L. Blazer-Yost at Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). She received her B.S. in Biology with honors from Purdue University at IUPUI. Her career goal is to be a research scientist and professor in academia. In what little free time is afforded to her as a graduate student, she enjoys rock climbing, traveling, communicating her research, cooking, and doing science community outreach.

To see Alex’s and the other Travel Award posters from HACONNECT’18 go here and click on the names: https://www.hydroassoc.org/travel-award/


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