A therapeutic trip: From experience to epigenome - Candace Lewis
With a background in neuroscience, Candace takes her experience at the University Hospital of Psychiatry in Zurich, Switzerland, along with her other research to talk about a journey from cutting-edge genomic science to the profound experience of psychedelics. She connects the two divergent fields to propose a new approach to healing common mental illnesses, such as major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Candace currently holds a joint position at TGen, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and the Psychology Department at ASU. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and pursued her graduate studies at ASU on a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, earning a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience. She was awarded the Bisgrove Fellowship from Science Foundation Arizona to investigate the interplay between early experiences, epigenetics, physiology and behavior.