Sophia M. Villiere

Sophia M. Villiere is a Ph.D. trainee in the Neuroscience Graduate Group at the University of Pennsylvania in Michael Hart’s laboratory. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at CUNY Medgar Evers College. As an undergraduate, she studied respiratory abnormalities, specifically central and obstructive apneas in epilepsy. She did a post baccalaureate at The Ohio State University where she studied cell adhesion molecules in the zebrafish model. In Michael Hart’s laboratory she is studying how autism associated gene mutations affect neuron morphology and behavior.