I personally enjoy conducting research, and feel it makes me more knowledgeable about what is going on in the world. I recommend you start early and give it a try even if you have never experienced!
Dowling’s poster, in conjunction with peer Maddy Bross, examines white matter hyperintensity lesions on T2-FLAIR MRI scans in both patients who suffer from hypertension and those who do not. It aims to evaluate the role of hypertension in the size and development of these white matter hyperintensity lesions over time, and to determine if there is a correlation to the lesions and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Their research is important because it can potentially lead to therapies that can prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease.