Helen Heo
MD/PhD student


HelenHelen received her bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an undergraduate, she worked in the lab of Dr. Darcie Moore investigating asymmetrically segregated cargoes in mitotic neural stem cells. After graduating, she worked as a SENS Research Foundation Post-baccalaureate Fellow in the lab of Dr. Jennifer Garrison at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging studying the role of intermediate filaments in stress and aging using C. elegans. Helen is a student in the Duke Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and joined the Eroglu Lab in 2024. She is interested in studying disease mechanisms in astrocytes using human cellular models. Outside of lab, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and trying new restaurants and coffee shops.


Cell culture, confocal imaging and analysis, immunohistochemistry