Alison I. Bernstein, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
Alison Bernstein received her undergraduate training in biology and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD training in genetics and neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis. She did her postdoctoral training at Emory University with Dr. Gary Miller, Dr. Peng Jin and Dr. Jennifer Mullé, where she focused on neurotoxicology and neuroepigenetics in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Bernstein joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Translational Science and Molecular Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine campus in Grand Rapids, MI in 2016. Here, her research focuses on understanding the role of epigenetics and gene-environment interactions in the etiology of Parkinson’s disease.
|Institution||Field of Study||Degree Earned||Year|
|University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA||Biological Basis of Behavior||B.A.||2000|
|Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO||Molecular Genetics and Genomics||Ph.D||2009|
|Emory University, Atlanta, GA||Neuroscience, Neuroepigenetics, Neurotoxicology||Postdoctoral Fellow||2009-2016|
- Genome-wide DNA methylation analysis
- Neurotransmitter uptake assays
- High throughput imaging analysis
- Toxicological rodent models
- Cell cultures (primary neurons and cell lines)
- Western blotting
- Stereological analyses (including confocal stereology)
- Confocal microscopy