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Alexis Peterson

Post-Doctoral Fellow
School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Research Center
Dr. Brian Annex

Ph.D. (Neuroscience), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia

My dissertation work focused on exercise as a potential treatment for cocaine addiction in animal models. Now my post doctoral work seeks to further my understanding of exercise as a treatment for other disease models such as peripheral artery disease. Currently, I primarily use cell culture and real time polymerase chain reaction techniques to investigate the role of microRNAs in an in vitro model of peripheral artery disease.