Thalia T Dimopoulos

Thalia T Dimopoulos

Thalia T Dimopoulos

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Alzheimer's disease, diet, preventative medicine, trace biometals, selenium

Thalia Dimopoulos has been at George Mason for the past 4 years, transferring as an undergrad in 2015. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience in May 2018, and is completing her M.A. in Psychology in fall 2019. She has been in Flinn lab since 2016, first as a research assistant for graduate students, then as an OSCAR student studying the behavioral effects of white button mushrooms (WBMs) on an Alzheimer's (J20/hAPP) mouse model. As a masters student, she biochemically and histologically analyzed the effects of WBMs on an aged model, which is the basis of her thesis. She aspires to study diet as a measure of preventative medicine in Alzheimer's patients in the future. 

Current Research

The effects of Agaricus bisporus (White Button Mushrooms) on the spatial memory, circadian rhythms, and daily living behavior of a human Amyloid Precursor Protein (hAPP) mouse model

 

Grants and Fellowships

Sigma Xi Summer Research Grant, Summer 2019

OSCAR Fall Research Grant, Fall 2017

OSCAR Summer Research Grant, Summer 2017

Courses Taught

Grading Teaching Assistant for PSYC 405-Traumatology, Fall 2018

 

Education

B.S. in Neuroscience, George Mason University Class of 2018