Dr. Veronica Peschansky completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and Spanish at Brandeis University, after which she was introduced to neuroscience research in the Dyslexia Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, working with Drs. Albert Galaburda and Glenn Rosen. She then earned her MD and PhD in the combined degree program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Claes Wahlestedt focused on the role of regulatory long non-coding RNA in neurodevelopment, showing that the Fragile X-associated transcript FMR4 promotes proliferation of neural stem cells in vitro. After completing her intern year in Internal Medicine, Dr. Peschansky entered the Neurology residency program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, where an NIH R25 grant and the Leon Levy Fellowship will allow her to pursue a research track. In her final year (prior to beginning a Neurocritical Care fellowship), she will be mentored by Drs. Stuart Sealfon and Nathalie Jetté on a project using epigenetic biomarkers to develop predictive models of sepsis and and sepsis-associated seizures in critically-ill patients.