I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Ryan Logan’s laboratory at Boston University School of Medicine where I study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying mood disorders and addiction. I earned my Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience in 2021 from Dr. Michael McDannald’s lab at Boston College. At Boston College, I used a variety of techniques including in vivo electrophysiology and optogenetics to examine the role of the nucleus accumbens core and its involvement in adaptive scaling of fear to various threat probabilities. I earned my B.S. in Psychological Sciences in 2016 from Kansas State University where I worked in Dr. Charles Pickens’ lab. At Kansas State University, I studied the effects of voluntary ethanol consumption and orbitofrontal cortex lesions on flexible decision making.
Check out my latest cover article in the Journal of Neuroscience!