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Elizabeth Woo

MD, PhD Student, Neuroscience

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Elizabeth Woo


Elizabeth is an MD/PhD student from a suburb of Chicago, IL. She attended the University of Chicago where she received a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Biology. She joined the Thinakaran lab, a neurobiology lab, where she studied the role of Rab35 GTPase in modulating APP processing in Alzheimer's Disease in a cellular model. Currently, she is co-mentored by Drs. Amy Arnsten and Lauren Sansing and is studying how neuronal calcium dysregulation contributes to the region-specific vulnerabilities seen in Alzheimer’s Disease. Outside of the lab, she is interested in policy surrounding drug pricing and end-of-life care as well as teaching point of care ultrasound to medical students.

She is an avid learner of foreign languages and loves to travel to learn about new cultures. She is also part of the Citations (Yale Graduate and Professional Student A Capella), has served as MSC president (2017-2018), Yale Health Professions Christian Fellowship, and loves desserts & all things Broadway.

Education & Training

  • BA
    University of Chicago, Economics (2017)

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