Abigail will be entering the Bioinformatics Program at Northeastern for a Masters degree in the fall of 2022.
Hello! My name is Abigail Parakoyi, Class of 2021 Neuroscience major and Korean Language minor. I joined the Tetel lab the spring of my first year and truly knew that this was the lab for me. During my time in the lab I aided on a project that looked at the impacts of HFD on anxiety response on ovariectomized mice. In partaking in this project, I gained valuable skills such as DNA extractions, intestinal morphology analysis, and animal behavior testing.
Currently I work as a research technician in Dr. Heather Brenhouse’s lab, the Developmental Neuropsychobiology Laboratory at Northeastern University. In the lab We study the dynamic interaction between the brain, the body, and the environment throughout early life and adolescent development. This is done through the use of the maternal separation (MS) and limited bedding (LB) models. My role in the lab is to maintain the animal colonies as well as aid in any experiments being run in the lab.
I am extremely grateful for my time in the Tetel lab as well as the various experiences, techniques, and advice I received from the labs and its members. I definitely would not be pursuing my passion for neuroscience and be at the spot that I am now without the lab and for that I say thank you so much!