Caroline Sawicki is a dual-degree DDS/PhD student at The Ohio State University in the United States. Her research interests include studying the bi-directional communication pathways between the central nervous system and peripheral immune system as they relate to modulation of physiology and behaviour. She has presented her work around the world and has been invited to speak and present at several scientific meetings. Caroline has won numerous awards for her research, including the American Dental Association Student Clinician Award, 1st Place Graduate Student Award, Best Clinical and Translational Abstract, and Basic Science Research Paper of the Year. She has successfully obtained her own funding for research through the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Pre-Doctoral F30 Research Fellowship. In addition to four co-author publications, Caroline has three first-author papers in reputed journals with another first-author publication pending. Caroline is a devoted leader in her community and is passionate about advocating for research. She served as President of the Student Research Group at her home institution for the past four years and volunteers her time at local elementary schools teaching about neuroscience.