My current work involves the use of a cutting edge optogenetic toolkit to probe the circuitry at the interface of the neural systems responsible for memory and reward. In addition, I am involved in a project examining the role played by small-conductance potassium channels in the formation and maintenance of context-drug associations.
I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017 with a B.A. in the combined Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program and a minor in Biology. I began in the JMC lab as an undergraduate volunteer my junior year, and joined as a research technician after graduation. I will be applying to MD and MD/PhD programs starting in June 2019.
Outside of lab I love cooking, tasting new beers, listening to music, going to shows and traveling.