Aberrant cholinergic signaling, too much, too little, extended or prolonged, may negatively affect these processes and therefore the identification of proteins that can modulate cholinergic signaling becomes of significant interest.
In 2015 she received her Doctoral degree in Neuroscience from the University of Vermont.
She grew up in Fontana and in 2006 received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Neuroscience from the University of California, Riverside.
However, a passion for teaching was ignited when Dr.
Ochoa has first-hand knowledge of an underserved population that exist within the community.
Cholinergic signaling is known to be involved in attention, learning, memory, and extensively in early nervous system development.