Currently, I am working with Tamara Markovic looking at the role of pain-induced dysregulation of dopamine neurotransmission and its effect on hedonic state of the animal. We utilize two-bottle choice and self-administration to address this question.
I graduated from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor in April 2017 with Bachelors in Neuroscience. I joined the Moron-Conception lab shortly after. I previously assisted Dr. Adie Wilson-Poe in her research on opioid tolerance and cannabinoid-opioid interactions. Using a combination of cellular and behavioral techniques, we endeavored to fill the gaps in the knowledge base surrounding opioid-cannabinoid interactions and to determine whether this drug combination could safely be used to decrease opioid tolerance and improve pain relief.
I will be attending medical school summer of 2019. Some of my hobbies outside the lab include eating foreign foods, rock climbing, board games and learning to adult.