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 University of Missouri – Kansas City in December 2016 with a Bachelors in Chemistry. I joined the JMC lab in April. I will be applying to MD and MD/PhD programs in June of 2020.
Outside the lab I enjoy exploring St. Louis, cooking, photography, learning to play the piano, learning foreign languages and I LOVE to travel.