Olivia Eller

Pursuing PhD in Neurosciences

Faculty Mentor: Julie Christianson, PhD - Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Hailing from Topeka, KS, Olivia began her pursuit by receiving her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Kansas State University. When deciding where to take the next step and further her education, she chose KUMC because of the translational biomedical research taking place here. "My goal for my research is to make a difference in people's lives and I think the doctoral training opportunities that KUMC offers will be the best way to make this happen" she said. "I am very excited to receive the a Chancellor's Fellowship because it will assist me in reaching my goal."  Her research will investigate if there is behavioral and molecular evidence indicative of comorbidity of urogenital sensitivity and migraine in a mouse model of early life stress. Additionally, she will be examining the effects of exercise on chronic pain sensitivity as exercise appears to have a positive impact on neuro-development and could therefore serve as a potential therapeutic for treatment of pain disorders.

Last modified: Nov 06, 2015