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Posted on February 21, 2024

Liz Aguiniga, Ph.D.

Medical and Health Writer

Liz Aguiniga, Ph.D.

Dr. Liz Aguiniga received a doctorate in neuroscience from Northwestern University, where she studied the role of corticotropin-releasing factor — a stress hormone — in modifying bladder function and depressive-like behaviors in rodents. Dr. Aguiniga also studied the host-pathogen response in a mouse model of urinary tract infection. Dr. Aguiniga is a freelance medical writer who is passionate about making science accessible to the general public.


  • Northwestern University (Ph.D. in neuroscience and urology)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (B.S. in microbiology)
  • Certifications

  • Certificate in Research Communication from Northwestern University
  • Professional Accolades

  • National Research Service Award F31 Fellowship
  • DGP Student Service Award
  • Retreat Best Basic Science Research Poster Award