Dr. Liz Engler-Chiurazzi

Dr. Liz Engler-Chiurazzi

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Studies brain function, mental health, and the immune system and competes on a women's roller derby team.

Dr. Liz Engler-Chiurazzi

Meet a neuroscientist who is changing the world one neuron, one brain, one person at a time! Dr. Liz Engler-Chiurazzi is Research Assistant Professor at West Virgina University. Liz pursued Women's Health when she noticed much of what we know about how the body works is based on young adult males, which some of us aren't! Liz wants to unravel how the brain and immune system respond to stress and develop novel treatment options through better understanding of the biology that underlies them. She hopes to destigmatize mental health disorders, such as depression, and understand the biology behind them better. She is also advisor for the WVU Undergraduate Neuroscience Club and their outreach efforts to local schools and community organizations, including the newly launched Feed Our Brains program.

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