Sandhya Appiah

Graduate Student

Sandhya Appiah, graduate student in the Dordick Group

I joined the Dordick lab in fall 2021 after completing my undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. The various research and internship experiences I had fueled my desire to pursue my research interests in biological engineering to advance the field of biomanufacturing and drug discovery. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, baking, and exploring nature


B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (May 2021)

Research Interests

My current research focuses on the development of neural organoids from mouse embryonic stem cells to model the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brain. These organoids will then be used to develop a co-culture system with immune cells (mouse primary macrophages) to study their interactions in a 3D environment to shed light on neuroinflammation in AD. I will further be investigating the impact of the circadian clock on the neuroinflammatory response in the context of AD.

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