Anatomical Pathology Residency and Post-doctoral Reserach Position
Johns Hopkins University
Graduate Group: Neuroscience
Theis Topic: Probing the Neurophysiology of anxiety: Social stress alters the modulation of serotonin neurons
LaTasha's thesis project characterized 2 subpopulations of serotonin cells and revealed that those 2 subpopulations are regulated differently in social stress-based model of anxiety.
LaTasha’s post-graduation plans include an anatomical pathology residency and post-doctoral research position at Johns Hopkins University. She is looking forward to gaining a more substantial background in comparative neuropathology and she is especially excited about learning how the central nervous system interacts with body organ systems. Ultimately, LaTasha would like to pursue a career in research examining the links between mental disease and somatic diseases (such as cardiovascular disease or urinary tract disease) that are often comorbid in human and veterinay medicine.