I am a postdoctoral researcher committed to contributing to our understanding of lifestyle effects on brain and cognitive aging, especially among clinically unimpaired individuals during the preclinical phase of AD. Through my training, I have investigated the role of sleep-wake regulation for brain structural changes, with an emphasis on early Alzheimer’s disease-vulnerable cortical and subcortical regions. I joined Dr. Heidi Jacobs’ lab to work towards highlighting the hypothalamus and its subfields as an early and sensitive biomarker tightly linked to the earliest disease-related pathophysiological and clinical changes. Ultimately, my work aims at improving the earliest detection of at-risk individuals through the identification of novel and sensitive targets. .