Lindsey G. Andres-Beck

Thesis Lab

Doo-Sup Choi, PhD

Research Project

I bring my pharmacology and cell biology background with me to the field of behavioral neuropsychopharmacology. After graduating with my B.A. in Biology from Saint Olaf College I spent one year in the lab of Timothy Nelson, MD, PhD where I studied directed cardiac differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells. I then joined Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2015 where I spent one year in the lab of Kendall Lee, MD, PhD studying the mechanism of action for the therapeutic effect of ventral capsule/ventral striatum deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder by using swine to study neural circuitry effects. This lab taught me fMRI analysis and embedded in me a deeper appreciation for the human implications of academic research. I then joined the lab of Doo-Sup Choi, PhD, where I use my diverse research experiences to inform my study of the molecular basis of psychiatric disorders in the cutting-edge neurobiology of addiction research program at the Mayo Clinic.

July 26, 2017