Amy Shepherd

Amy is a PhD Candidate at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Originally from New Zealand, her research has taken her from drug addiction through cancer and parasites to her current work on Alzheimer’s disease. She spends her time training mice to do cognitive tasks on special rodent touchscreens (like iPads for mice!), running the Women in Science and Engineering student group at the university and hunting down the best coffee & brunch combo she can find.