Madi Purvis, BS

ICRU Ambassador Alum

In Dr. Attanasio's Lab, we focus primarily on the mechanisms behind kidney disease. We use both mice models and human genetics to understand these mechanisms and identify genetic mutations that cause kidney disease.

In Dr. Liu's Lab, we focus on examining how resident, staff, and environmental factors influence eating performance, nutrition, and behavior in patients with dementia. After examination, we try to develop behavioral interventions that will improve outcomes for these patients.

Being in research has allowed me to meet a lot of people that are interested in the same things as me and has helped me gain an appreciation for medicine outside of the clinical world.

When I'm not in lab, I like to bake, read, wakeboard, or hike with my pup!