Alumni



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Allison Bischoff, B.A., Study Coordinator and Research Assistant
Allison Bischoff has a B.A. in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Washington University in Saint Louis. As an undergraduate, Allison completed a thesis investigating the role of social network support in childhood obesity. She joined the Hershey lab in May 2013 as a research assistant, working on the Wolfram Syndrome TRACK study and the BODY study on adult obesity and dopamine. Currently, she is the study coordinator for the TRACK study and mentors undergraduate students conducting independent research. Her research interests include cognitive and behavioral changes in people with Wolfram Syndrome and people with obesity.

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Rachel Rahn, PhD Student
Rachel Rahn is a first-year PhD student rotating in the Hershey lab. She received her bachelor's in biology and is currently in the Washington University Program in Neuroscience. Her research interests include combining neuroimaging and genetic approaches to the study of Wolfram syndrome and other disorders which affect the brain.

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Rachel Friedlander, Undergraduate Student
Rachel Friedlander is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis. She is expected to graduate in May of 2016 with a major in Philosophy, Neuroscience, Psychology and minors in Biology and Children’s Studies. She is anticipating on attending medical school and pursuing a career in a pediatric specialty.