Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Rush Medical College of Rush University, Chicago, IL


Pediatrics - University of Colorado – Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO


Pediatric Nephrology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services




Cao L, Schrank BR, Rodriguez S, Benz EG, Moulia TW, Rickenbacher GT, Gomez AC, Levites Y, Edwards, SR, Golde TE, Hyman, BT, Barnea G, Albers MW (2012). “Abeta alters the connectivity of olfactory neurons in the absence of amyloid plaques in vivo.” Nature Communications, 3, 1009-1009.

Panunescu TG, Rodriguez S, Benz E, McKee M, Tyszkowski R, Albers MW, Brown D (2012). “Loss of the v-atpase b1 subunit isoform expressed in non-neuronal cells of the mouse olfactory epithelium impairs olfactory function.” PLoS ONE, 7(9), e45395-e45395.

Awards and Honors

2015, Richard Belkengren, M.D. Pediatric Student of the Year Award
2014, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2014, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society
2012, Rush University Dean’s Scholarship Research Award
2008, James Scholar Honors Student
2006. Clark Undergraduate Research Award
2004-2008, Dean’s List, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign