Brigitte González Olmo

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neuroscience — The Ohio State University

B.S. in Medical Microbiology — University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo

Dr. Brigitte González Olmo is a postdoctoral fellow at NJMS. During her first two graduate years she worked as a Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA), teaching Anatomy courses, to undergraduate and graduate/professional students. In her last two years of graduate school, she was awarded with an NHI Diversity Supplemental grant to focus on her research work and be a full-time Graduate Research Associate (GRA). Her dissertation work was focused in looking at the impairment in synaptic plasticity via by IL-1 signaling in the aged hippocampus due to a short-term high-fat diet consumption. Her work was recently published (July 2023) in the nature partner journal—Science of Food. After graduating in May 2023 with her PhD studies from The Ohio State University, Brigitte went on to accept a postdoctoral offer from Dr. Miriam Bocarsly. Currently, in Dr. Bocarsly lab, she will be determining the role of the dopamine D2 receptors in the lateral hypothalamus and its roles in feeding behavior. She also has been awarded a NHI T32 grant through the Training in Addiction Research Program (TARP). In her free time, she loves to spend time with her cat Elektra, facetiming with her loved ones that are back home in Puerto Rico, reading, workout and cooking new recipes.