Sharon Way, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Biography

 After graduating from Rice University in 2005 with degrees in biology and psychology, Sharon completed her Ph.D. in 2010 as Dr. Gambello's first graduate student. Her project involved characterizing the neuropathology of a mouse model of tuberous sclerosis complex developed in the Gambello lab. This work progressed to include use of this mouse model to assess the impact of treatment with a small molecule, rapamycin, on its neurodevelopment and behavior.

   She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Brian Popko at the University of Chicago and recipient of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her work in the Popko lab reflects her growing interest in translational research, as she is investigating the potential of a pharmacological agent to protect oligodendrocytes and myelin during inflammation through manipulation of an innate protective mechanism, the integrated stress response (ISR), as a complimentary therapeutic approach to treating multiple sclerosis.