Rebecca A. Dickinson, BSc BA
Rebecca graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Rhode Island in 2021 with a BSc in Cell and Molecular Biology - Biochemistry and a BA in Spanish. Her thesis for the University of Rhode Island Honor's Program focused on the history of asylum policies in the United States and how the racist foundations of these laws directly impact Latin American asylum seekers. This thesis also looked to highlight potential areas for improvement by comparing the legal processes in the United States to that of Great Britain and Germany. In addition to her honor's thesis, Rebecca also completed three years of biochemical research in the Camberg Lab at the University of Rhode Island, where she studied the late-stage cell division protein ZapE found in E. coli.
Rebecca has always had a strong interest in the brain, particularly structural dysfunction (i.e., Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), etc.) and its impact on mental health and cognitive impairment. She hopes to one day pursue an advanced clinical degree to work with these populations and pioneer novel treatments in the field.