Dillon Shapiro

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As a graduate student in the Valdez lab, my work is principally aimed at furthering our understanding of how the cells and synapses of the brain are impacted by the aging process. How changes to these structures accumulate with time, how different cell types are individually affected, how these changes contribute to the development of age-associated disease, and how to intervene in or mitigate these processes are the questions that my work strives to address.