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Stephanie Rellick, Ph.D.
Mitochondrial Functional Assessment Core Director

About: Dr. Rellick completed her graduate work investigating the effects of chemotherapy on the bone marrow microenvironment at West Virginia University. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. James W. Simpkins. Her research interests include investigating the effects of chemicals found in hydraulic fracturing fluid on neurons and how it affects stroke outcome

James W. Simpkins, Ph.D.
Experimental Stroke Core Supervising Mentor

About: Dr. Simpkins investigates the causes and potential treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease and stroke in animal models and human subjects. He employs a variety of techniques, including cell cultures, microRNA analyses, behavioral assessments, and drug interventions, to clarify these endpoints. A leader in the scientific community, Dr. Simpkins has more than 400 publications and has had continuous research support for nearly four decades. He is also an accomplished advisor, having mentored more than 50 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.