Isabell Dobrzycki, B.S.
Background: My interest in science and human health has led me to explore several paths related to these fields. In my undergraduate years studying both biomedical sciences and Spanish, I have worked as a certified nursing assistant, spent time volunteering in a hospital emergency room, and volunteered in a lab with a primary emphasis on understanding the complexities of neural plasticity and the development of addiction in response to chronic drug exposure. I am currently conducting a research fellowship in the Integrative Muscle Physiology & Energetics Lab aimed at developing a simple, cost-effective approach to detect protein markers of skeletal muscle denervation. This is an important health-related issue because skeletal muscle denervation is known to occur in some clinical populations, such as in older adults or people with diabetes, which negatively impacts human performance and leads to a loss of physical function.
Outside the Lab: When not working or studying, I enjoy baking, fitness, learning languages, traveling, reading, and admiring nature. I also love spending time with my family and friends.