I have had a longstanding interest in the field of regenerative medicine especially in the context of learning and memory. Over the past decade, I have studied the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying adult neurogenesis, oligodendrogenesis, myelination, and cognitive function. I have extensive experience with viral-mediated single cell genetic manipulations, molecular biology, conditional mouse genetics, behavioral neuroscience, stereotaxic surgery, immunohistochemistry, stereological analysis, and confocal imaging and have developed effective methodologies for the proposed research. I have focused on basic and disease-based research directions including brain development, brain aging, and chemobrain (chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment). I am a core member of Rutgers Brain Health Institute. In addition, I am also an active full member of the Cancer Pharmacology Program at Cancer Institute of New Jersey. This will allow for fruitful collaboration, efficient use of resources, and ultimately a more productive and data-driven project. My expertise and experience, alongside my lab’s core mission, are highly relevant to performing the proposed study.