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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

David Dickson

MD, PhD Student
David Dickson

David Dickson

MD, PhD Student

Education: 
BS, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Research synopsis: 

I completed my PhD in Neuroscience under the direction of Larry Feig, PhD.

My work focused on investigating Ras-GRF1, a calcium activated Ras nucleotide exchange factor, and its role in regulating habituation to stress in mice. Previous work in the Feig lab has demonstrated an adolescent female specific response to 3-day restraint stress in our knockout model. I sought to understand the specific pathways responsible for this gender and age specific effect in short-term stress as well as habituation to this stress.

I am now completing the third year of medical school.