Tammi Taylor, Ph.D; FIRST Award Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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BS. Biology, Tougaloo College, 2002
MS. Biology, Jackson State University, 2004
PhD. Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University, 2012
I am interested in the effects of Wnt3a on endogenous repair in stroke mice models. Currently, little is known about the role of Wnt3a and neuronal stem cell proliferation in ischemic stroke models. The project will potentially determine the role of Canonical Wnt signaling in the context of adult neurogenesis and neuroprotection following ischemia in adult mice. I have conducted behavioral analyses after ischemia in mice and immunohistochemical analysis for the expression of BrdU, GFAP, Nestin and Doublecortin. I have also performed morphological and functional assays on the thalamocortical connections, neurovascular remodeling, restoration of local blood flow, and whisker barrel activities. My primary career goal is to integrate teaching and research to educate future health care professionals and scientist.