Pharmacology and Neuroscience doctoral student Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik comes to her research with a strong academic background and experience in a variety of laboratory methods and formulations. Over the course of her education, Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik has participated in research trials examining treatments for such conditions as Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, and cancer, utilizing both human and animal subjects. Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, India, and a Master of Science in Clinical Research Management from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Forth Worth. Over the course of her pre-doctoral studies, Malik built experience in laboratory research, data analysis, and background investigation. She performed study procedures on small animals as an undergraduate, advancing to work on human patients as a geriatrics intern during her Master's level studies. Through her internship, conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center, Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik also developed experience with Food and Drug Administration Regulations as well as International Conference on Harmonisation and Good Clinical Practice guidelines. Over the years, Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik has achieved certification in working with human research subjects by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, as well as in Saf-T-Pak's methods for the packaging and transportation of infectious materials. Malik leverages proficiency in a variety of research and data collection software, as well as experience with highly technical and time-sensitive projects. Currently studying toward her doctorate at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Maninder Preet-Kaur Malik focuses on studies of rat neurology and the effect of brain lesions on motor coordination, the results of which relate to the effects and potential treatments of such conditions as Parkinson's Disease. She donates a portion of her free time to Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society event, and humanitarian organization the Art of Living. Malik currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas.