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Jacob Vander Velden

Grad Student    

Jake graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Biochemistry. Prior to Georgia State, he was working in a neuroscience laboratory at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon. His work focused primarily on studying various neurological disorders related to the dysfunction of the protein, adenosine kinase. At GSU, he is currently rotating in Dr. Forger’s and Dr. Albers’s labs. His primary interest is studying sex differences as it relates to hormones and development. Outside of school, Jake is a big fan of the outdoors, having long and intense debates with friends, and trying out as many IPAs as he can, whilst keeping up with his schoolwork.


Osborne DM, Sandau US, Jones AT, Vander Velden JW, Weingarten AM, Etesami N, Huo Y, Shen HY, Boison D.  Developmental role of adenosine kinase for the expression of sex-dependent neuropsychiatric behavior.  Neuropharmacology. 2018 Oct; 141:89-97. doi 10.1016/ j.neuropharm.2018.08.025. Epub 2018 Aug 23.