Research Biologist, VA Puget Sound GRECC; Assistant Professor, University of Washington Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Schindler is a Research Biologist with the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center, with a joint appointment at University of Washington in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her group utilizes computational medicine approaches (e.g. machine learning, big data, electronic health records, biomarkers) and are committed to open source science. Her research focuses on traumatic stress and its comorbidities (e.g. affective disorders, substance abuse, metabolic dysfunction, neurodegeneration). Using an iterative translation approach, she utilizes both human and animal participants and focuses on reciprocal connections between the brain and peripheral organs (e.g. liver, gut, lymph) in order to understand adverse outcomes of traumatic stress from a systems biology standpoint. Dr. Schindler received a B.S. in Psychology from University of Texas at Austin, and holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Washington.