Location: Neuroscience Discipline, Daniel Lodge, Ph.D. Lab



Nicole Eassa

Graduate Student (MD/PhD - GS1)

Personal Statement:

My work at the bench explores novel therapeutic targets for comorbid psychosis that is diagnosed in up to half of Alzheimer’s Disease patients, for whom current therapies have devastating side effects and can even cause premature death. In the clinic, I plan to pursue a research-track residency in internal medicine and fellowship in psychoneuroendocrinology, to specialize in the treatment of multi-systemic diseases with psychiatric involvement.

Hometown: Reston, VA (DC metro area)
Hobbies: I love Pilates- and ballet-inspired group exercise classes (“barre”), and petting my Shetland sheepdogs





B.S. in Biology with Distinction, 2017
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA


Comorbid psychosis in Alzheimer’s disease; Neuroimmune interactions; Mood disorders

Awards & Accomplishments

Neuroscience T32 Training Grant Trainee (2021-2022)
IRTA Postbaccalaureate Fellowship at NIH/NIMH (2017-2019)


Addiction Medicine Interest Group (AMIG), President (2020-2021)
Society for Neuroscience (SfN), (2018-pressent)