Luisa is an assistant science editor at Drug Discovery News. She has a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology from Stony Brook University where she researched anti-inflammatory treatments for spinal cord injury. Later, as a postdoctoral fellow, she studied how parasitic infections may lead to signs of Alzheimer’s disease. She has written for NPR’s blogs ‘Shots’, ‘The Salt ‘and ‘Goats and Soda’. Her interests include metabolism, aging and drug discovery.