2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Symbolic Systems
Mentor: Michelle Monje, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Cancer chemotherapy frequently results in long-term neurological dysfunction, such as slowed information processing and deficits in attention, concentration, working memory and learning, as well as fine motor skills. It is hypothesized that chemotherapy induces damage to neural precursor cells. Praveen’s research will investigate the effects of chemotherapy on the environment surrounding these precursor cells to better understand this phenomenon.