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Graduate Neuroscience Program

Karen Mruk

Karen Mruk



Professor Mruk received her Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at UMass Medical School.  She was a Craig H. Neilsen postdoctoral fellow with Professor James Chen at Stanford University.  Her past research investigated how potassium channels in the nervous system play a role in various afflictions, including epilepsy.  Currently, her lab focuses on nervous system injury and regeneration using zebrafish as a model. 



2012-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
2012, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
2003, BA, Drew University



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