Dr. Ahrens-Nicklas works to understand why patients with inherited biochemical disorders often suffer severe, untreatable neurologic and cardiac symptoms. She strives to elucidate the link between biochemistry and network excitability, in order to drive new approaches to therapy.
Editor's Note: The CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP) hosts 25 bright, talented, hard-working undergrads from various universities to participate in a full-time mentored research experience on campus from June to August. The program is supported by a National Institutes of Health grant. This year, we invited CRISSP scholar Julie Uchitel to share some glimpses behind
Our research trainees at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia go on to treat, teach, and investigate at some of the best medical institutions in the world. As the next generation of pediatric scientists, the mentors they meet while at CHOP don't just influence their careers, but the future of children's health, too.
What's going on inside our bodies and brains when we respond to stress? Previously, we covered research into powerful little neuropeptides called orexins that may help regulate an individual's vulnerability to stress.
A self-proclaimed “geeky student” in high school, Stewart Anderson, MD, a research psychiatrist, always dreamed of being a scientist. He wandered through various fields — anthropology, archeology, geology, astronomy – before becoming fascinated with learning about the brain.