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.

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Nitya Sreevalsan, MD Student
Nitya Sreevalsan is a 1st year MD student in Dr. Hershey's lab. She received her bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from the University of Cincinnati and is currently studying medicine at Washington University. Her research interests in Dr. Hershey's lab are in white matter connectivity changes associated with obesity.

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Holly Sprow , Undergraduate Student
Holly Sprow is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis. She is expected to graduate in May of 2017 with majors in Biology and Psychological and Brain Sciences. She will be taking a gap year after graduating in the spring before attending medical school.

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Gabe Davis, Undergraduate Student
Gabe Davis is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis. He is expected to graduate in May of 2017 with a major in English. He hopes to attend medical school, and pursue a career in a pediatric specialty. When outside of the library or the lab, Gabe enjoys reading, playing the guitar, and eating at some of St. Louis’ famous barbecue joints.