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Elisa Yazdani

Degree Program: PhD, Biostatistics

BA, Chemistry and Psychology, Washington & Jefferson College (mathematics minor)

Elisa is originally from North Carolina. Over the course of three internships – one at Vanderbilt and two at Duke – she worked on a variety of projects, studying neurodevelopment in animals, cognitive diseases, electrophysiology, and the impacts of drugs. “Paternal THC Exposure in Rats Causes Long-Lasting Neurobehavioral Effects in the Offspring,” a paper on one of her projects at Duke, was published in the Neurotoxicology & Teratology Journal. Her interests include pharmacokinetics, electrophysiology, cognitive disorders, and clinical trials. In her free time, she enjoys watching classic movies, sports, working out, and cooking.