EMILY PETRUS
Estados Unidos


Emily Petrus is a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. She obtained her PhD in Neuroscience in 2014 from Johns Hopkins University. Emily studies adaptations that the adult brain employs, via the corpus callosum, to recover after unilateral injury. By describing the specific synapses, neurons and circuits the brain uses to adapt after injury she hopes to develop more targeted therapies to enhance recovery. Emily is funded by a K99 Pathway to Independence award and will begin a tenure track assistant professor position at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences this fall.