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Isabel Derera

Isabel Derera

Research Assistant

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

I am currently pursuing a doctoral degree in physiology at the University of Kentucky and conducting research concerning epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.

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"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.To put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." Henry David Thoreau
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My main research interest lies in understanding the full repercussions of traumatic brain injury and how it pertains to learning, memory and other debilitating neurological diseases later in life. Outside of work, I enjoy spending most of my time cooking, reading and looking for a way to fulfill my ever growing sense of wand...

My dream job would most certainly include some type of traveling. I would love to work for a large research based company to put my statistical skills to good use or the National Institute of Health.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Kentucky

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Physiology