Leah Anderson Roesch

Senior Lecturer

Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology

Office: 1462 Clifton Rd., Suite 304H

Phone: 404-727-4589

Email: leah.roesch@emory.edu


  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2007


Leah Anderson Roesch earned her PhD from Emory’s Neuroscience program in 2007.  Dr. Roesch’s graduate work on the molecular basis of neurodegnerative disease lead her to a collaboration with her dissertation advisor Allan Levey and his colleagues in Reykjavik, Iceland.  Her work focused on characterizing candidate genes originally identified in the Icelandic population that may be linked to Parkinson’s disease susceptibility.  In addition to her research interests in the molecular basis of neurodegnerative disease, Dr. Roesch is driven to improve science education and literacy.  She uses student-centered, active-learning teaching methods and supports students in inquiry-based exploration of the topics.