Pain and Neuroinflammation Imaging Lab

Hope Housman, BS, MS

Research Technician (Alumni)

I received my Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Emory University in 2019 and completed my Master of Research in Neuroscience from the University of St Andrews, Scotland in December 2020. My thesis was titled “The neural and cognitive processes involved in the encoding of spatiotemporal information for episodic memory.” Through my research, I determined specific neural correlates critical to encoding information about space and time for the later retrieval of an episodic memory.

My research interests are quite varied and I am very excited to join the Loggia Lab and to develop my skills in neuroimaging techniques! I hope to gain a better understanding of the neural and biological systems involved in chronic pain. I will be examining neuroinflammation and glial cell activation in patients with migraine using PET/MR imaging technology.

My hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and spending as much time as I can in nature. I grew up on a horse farm, and my heart will always belong to horses and riding. I also play multiple instruments and I love to travel and cook!