Study of Lactate Supplementation on Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
My project seeks to understand the major metabolic pathways such as gluconeogenesis and how they respond to lactate supplementation in rats that have been subjected to traumatic brain injury (TBI). I am specifically working on developing and running assays with the Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer using isotope tracers to track important analytes as they progress through these pathways. This work will hopefully impact standard of care in individuals recovering from TBI.
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- Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
- Mentor: Dr. George Brooks