Alexandra Hochstetler, Biology, B.Sc.,
Graduate Student (PhD) IUPUI
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Areas of Interest: General, CSF Dynamics, Congenital, Developmental Biology, Genetics, NPH

Research focus:

I am currently studying the localization of the TRPV4 (transient receptor potential vallinoid 4) channel in the choroid plexus epithelium and surrounding tissues of the brain to better understand a potential disease mechanism for hydrocephalus using a knock-out Gas8 (Growth Arrest Specific 8) mouse line. The Gas8 mouse line is a good model for juvenile hydrocephalus. Understanding this disease mechanism would be useful in developing targeted drug therapies.