Annee earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from UC San Diego in 2017, double minoring in Psychology and Theatre & Dance and graduating magna cum laude in association with the Sigma Chapter of California’s Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society. To further explore her interests in neurodegenerative diseases, Annee then received a Master’s in Biology from UC San Diego, concentrating on Neuropathology and Scientific Communication, in 2018. Since 2014, her prior research experience includes working with various preclinical models of peripheral neuropathy (with Dr. Nigel Calcutt and Dr. Christina Sigurdson of UC San Diego’s Department of Pathology), equine and murine models of neuroaxonal dystrophy (with Dr. Carrie Finno of UC Davis’s School of Veterinary Medicine), and intracranial preclinical models of recurrent glioblastoma at Duke University Medical Center. Using her experience with preclinical models, Annee aims to expand and diversify Dr. Goodwin’s translational research portfolio in animal models of spinal metastases as his lab research analyst and lab liaison for current and future collaborations. Annee’s primary responsibilities include designing, supervising, and executing basic science experiments, facilitating student projects, and aiding the development of manuscripts and grants.