Institute of Medical Science
Rachel is a graduate student at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. Her research explores the role of genetics in cardiovascular health and physical activity. Through this work, she is interested in how this interaction can be applied to predicting age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's. Rachel is enthusiastic to be taking a whole person approach to expand upon our understanding of mental health and the pathophysiology of cognitive decline.
Rachel graduated from Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine) with a double major in Biology and German. During her undergraduate studies, she completed a German Honours project on the representation of women in medicine and science during the Weimar Republic. Rachel has been a competitive tennis player from a young age and had the opportunity to play on Bowdoin's tennis team. She is currently a member of the Varsity Blues tennis team.