About The Author:
Jared Watters is a doctoral student at SUNY Upstate Medical University, studying neuroscience. He received his Bachelor of Science in neuroscience from Central Michigan University in 2014. He worked with Dr. Yunlei Yang during a lab rotation in 2015, where he studied how caffeine affected food-intake and anxiety. He is currently working with Dr. William Brunken to examine how the extracellular matrix protein known as laminin affects the development of vasculature in the retina.
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.