I am a second year master’s student at Tuft’s University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in the Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition program. I am doing a career change from graphic design and architecture into nutrition science following a concussion that sparked an interest in nutritional and neuroscience research.
One of the main reasons I chose to study for a masters at Tufts in the Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition program was to be on the cutting edge of nutrition research and truly have an understanding of the biochemical processes in our bodies and how both food and supplements could enhance or alter those biological processes. One of my main lines of interest post-graduation is to work in research to develop new dietary supplements and nutraceuticals. I am particularly interested in research not only on supplements for general improved health, but on how supplements could be used to target the many autoimmune disorders and chronic diseases prevalent today.
I am doing my specialization in neuroscience and hope to do research in possible ways to enhance brain function in concussion and TBI patients, as well as those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Through my personal experience, a particular supplement blend of cytidine 5’-diphosphocholine, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylserine, alpha lipoic acid, actyl-L carnitine, L-glutamine, and taurine seemed particularly helpful during my concussion recovery. It will be extremely helpful for both my Tufts studies and for my future career interests to attend the CRN Day of Science and Conference. Being able to hear from the top scientists in the field, as well as, to network with potential future colleagues will be a wonderful opportunity.