Epiphani Simmons

Epiphani Simmons is postdoctoral scholar training under Dr. Marion Buckwalter within Stanford’s department of neurology. Her research is focused on understanding mechanisms by which astrocytes drive dysfunction and recovery of the blood brain barrier following a neuroinflammatory event such as stroke. Dr. Simmons’ holds a BS in biochemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Arizona. Outside of her academic interests, she enjoys days out on a river or lake, rock climbing and keeping the occasional plant alive.