Shilpa Rao

PhD Candidate


Lerner Research Institute

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Currently pursuing a PhD in Molecular Medicine in Dr. Antoine Louveau's lab, dept of Neurosciences at Lerner Research Institute. Our lab specializes in Parkinson’s Disease in minority populations, specifically in the Latin American population. My thesis investigates the association between female health factors and the severity of Parkinson’s disease in these women.

Area of Research Expertise
Genomics; Parkinson’s disease; Reproductive; Sex differences

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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