Callie Ginapp, Undergraduate student, Neurobiology
Investigates causes of SIDS
• What is your area of research or scholarship? I study how increased CO2 causes arousal from sleep. This process underlies obstructive sleep apnea and malfunctions of the process may lead to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? I hope that understanding the biological mechanisms of sleep wake regulation will eventually allow for improved treatment of sleep apnea and prevention of SIDS.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? Fourth year neurobiology major graduating in May 2018
• Hometown: Mason City, Iowa
• Faculty mentor/advisor: Dr. Gordon Buchanan
• What are your career goals? I plan to attend medical school after graduation.
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