Lucy is an M.S.T.P. student who joined the lab in 2016 and is continuing in the Bassuk lab. Lucy received her bachelor's degree in Biology from Bowdoin College in 2012. She is currently exploring ocular trauma and inflammation after traumatic brain injury in mice (TBI). Utilizing the retina as an extension of the central nervous system, she established ocular damage as a less-invasive approach to gauge TBI severity and response to treatment. By teasing out mechanisms of damage and repair caused by inflammation secondary to TBI, she identified therapeutic targets to improve outcomes post-injury as well as enhancing the quality of life of those injured. She is pursuing a residency in pathology at the University of Washington.