Jasmin Tindal Featured in VMAC Connections Newsletter
Trainee Spotlight – Jasmin Tindal
Jasmin Tindal is a PhD candidate in the Vanderbilt University Department of Chemistry working under the mentorship of Dr. Renã Robinson. Jasmin’s research focuses on using quantitative proteomics to study disease-specific proteins to better understand racial disparities in Alzheimer’s disease. Before joining Vanderbilt, Jasmin received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina. She then attended the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge program, earning a master’s degree in chemistry.
In her free time, Jasmin enjoys kayaking and spending time with her family and friends. Jasmin has a deep connection to her research. In the third grade, when asked about her career aspirations, she wrote, “I want to help people like my grandmother.” At the time, Jasmin had no idea what that might involve. Fast forward to today, she is conducting research in Alzheimer’s disease with cohorts that are inclusive of African American and Black individuals like her grandmother. Historically underserved populations in the United States are disproportionally impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. As a trainee of the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Alzheimer’s disease, Jasmin is elated that she can study racial disparities and further the understanding of this neurodegenerative disorder.
(Reprinted from the VMAC February 2022 Connections Newsletter)