Michelle Rae Caunca

McKnight Medical Student Representative
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
Department of Neurology
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
1120 NW 14th Street, 13th Floor
Miami, FL 33136
Email: m.caunca@med.miami.edu

Michelle Caunca received her B.S. In Neurobiology with a minor in Psychology at the University of California, Irvine, graduating cum laude with Honors in Biological Sciences and Campuswide Honors. She worked in the The 90+ Study at UCI under the mentorship of Claudia H. Kawas, MD, and Maria Corrada, ScD, where she published her Honors thesis on amyloid PET imaging and cognitive performance in the oldest-old in the Journal of Undergraduate Research. Michelle is currently in the MD/PhD Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, pursuing her PhD in Epidemiology under the mentorship of Clinton B. Wright, MD, MS and working mostly with the Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS). She aspires to be a practicing neurologist and epidemiologist studying neuroepidemiology and cognitive aging.