Jackie Eissman

PhD Student
Human Genetics

Jackie is completing her Ph.D. degree in Human Genetics under the mentorship of Dr. Timothy Hohman at the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center's Computational Neurogenomics Team. She received her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies from Vanderbilt University. The focus of Jackie’s research is elucidating sex differences in the genetic architecture underlying resilience to Alzheimer’s disease. She will leverage multi-modal data from numerous studies of cognitive aging and implement novel sex-specific models to identify genes that protect the brain from the downstream consequences of Alzheimer’s disease neuropathology.