Pain and Neuroinflammation Imaging Lab

Sofia Trogu

Intern (Alumni)

I recently completed my Junior year at Bowdoin College in Maine, and will graduate in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience and Italian. Before pursuing neuroscience at Bowdoin, I performed undergraduate research in the Biology department, studying ecological epigenetics in several tree species, including Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) and Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in order to further understand climate change, and how biological systems are responding to this striking shift in the environment. In the coming school year however, I will be working in a cognitive neuroscience laboratory that utilizes EEG data to observe the neurological underpinnings of higher-level cognition, including executive function and episodic memory.

I am particularly drawn to the Loggia Lab’s broader goal of performing meaningful scientific research to cure chronic pain patients through unique and alternative methods to current ineffective pain medications. Through my internship in the Loggia Lab this summer, I hope to gain an understanding of a career in neuroscience research, and begin to answer some of the recurring scientific questions from my academic work at Bowdoin.