Leanne Miles

Leanne Miles is a postdoctoral researcher in Stanley Qi’s lab at Stanford. Her research aims to promote nerve regeneration and to help develop a novel and effective treatment for nervous system injuries and diseases. Leanne is interested in answering her scientific questions through genetics, synthetic biology, and CRISPR technology. Before becoming a postdoc at Stanford, Leanne majored in Biochemistry at Syracuse University and completed her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania with the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics (BMB). In grad school, Leanne was particularly interested in the role of mechanosensation in axon regeneration and especially the role of PIEZO1, a mechanosensitive ion channel, in axon regrowth. Now, she hopes to continue my passion in nerve regeneration, and this time through the perspective of synthetic biology! Outside of lab and research, Leanne’s favorite hobby is rock climbing: bouldering, top roping, and lead. She also loves hiking, kickboxing, running, painting sunsets, and exploring interesting and beautiful new places with her dog.

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