Dr. Andrea Iorga is a Research Assistant Professor at the UMBC Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA), with the primary research focus on neuroendocrinology, as well as neurovascular and cardiovascular physiology. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Pre-medicine from the University of California, Los Angeles where she defended her undergraduate thesis in the differential expression of the polymorphic promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene and its correlation to depression in the population of a remote region of Mexico. Dr. Iorga received her Ph.D. from the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. Her doctoral specialty was in cardiovascular physiology with an emphasis on steroid hormone regulation of cardiopulmonary function. With her neuroscience background she has also developed a working knowledge of neuroendocrinology, which secured her a doctoral fellowship in neuroendocrinology, sex differences and reproduction. During her Ph.D., Dr. Iorga has also received a fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, as well as a Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association. Dr. Iorga expanded her research interest to mechanisms of drug-induced liver injury during her postdoctoral fellowship at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.