- GRADUATE ASSISTANT | Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Anastasia Efthymiou is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Ana is a member of the Goate Lab, where she uses functional genomic approaches to validate common genetic variants involved in Alzheimer's disease risk. Anastasia graduated from Georgetown University in 2011, where she was a Hughes Undergraduate Research Scholar and a proud member of the 99 Days Club. She then trained in human induced pluripotent stem cell culture during her Postbac training at the National Institutes of Health, kickstarting her goal to differentiate these cells into every neural cell type. When not in the cell culture room, you can find her teaching courses on grant writing, singing to her plants, or enjoying good company at nearby happy hours.
As a graduate student, Ana has been supported by the T32 Training Program in Aging Research and the Kirschstein-NRSA Individual Pre-doctoral Fellowship (F31).