Bill Kochen is a fourth year Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience doctoral student in Dr. Flinn's lab researching the role of biometals in neurological disorders. Bills undergraduate research was in comparative neuroanatomy in the lab of Dr. Alice Powers at Stony Brook University. Since coming to Mason, his research has moved from neuroanatomy to the role of biometals in tauopathies (a protein dysfunction implicated in Alzheimer's Disease, Picks Disease and Parkinsons Disease). A recent study examining the role of elevated zinc in the drinking water of mice expressing human tau dysfunction in their brain is currently being submitted for publication.
The Flinn Lab recently received a Controlled Cortical Impact device which has allowed the lab to progress into TBI research. Current research is examining the relationship of TBI and Chronic Stress.
Bill also is employed by Kaplan Test Prep as a GRE, SAT, and ACT teacher and tutor. He recently was promoted to the prestigious Live Online community at Kaplan teaching students around the world via webcam.
Area(s) of Expertise
Traumatic Brain Injury, Tauopathy, Biometals, Stress