Olamide Abiose

stress, neurodegeneration, multi-modal neuroimaging

Olamide Abiose is a graduate student in the Neurosciences PhD program. She studies under Dr. Elizabeth Mormino and is particularly interested in the effects of chronic stress in the brain, particularly in the context of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). She uses magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and cerebrospinal fluid data to analyze the relationship between stress hormones and AD pathology, brain morphology,  and large-scale functional network topology. She received her bachelor's degree in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is also passionate about social justice issues and, as a JD/PhD student, also hopes to understand how certain legal designs contribute to stress and may negatively impact health.