Sean Batir (Buck Institute for Research on Aging)
Sean Batir is studying computer science and biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For his 2013 SENS Research Foundation Summer Internship, Sean studied the effect of lithium on a mouse Parkinson Disease model in the laboratory of Dr. Julie Anderson at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. He found that lithium treatment reduced levels of a protein that is highly up-regulated during brain inflammation in this mouse model. Sean is returning to MIT for his senior year where he will continue research under the supervision of Dr. Edward Boyden in the Synthetic Neurobiology Group at MIT.