I completed my undergraduate education at Rutgers University in 2012 with a degree in cell biology and neuroscience. At Rutgers, I worked with Dr. Mark O. West investigating firing patterns of BNST and nucleus accumbens neurons during natural reward consumption.
In the Santelli lab, I am using various imaging analysis techniques to study the effects of prenatal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) exposure on human brain development. In addition, I am working on establishing a complimentary pre-clinical model of SSRI exposure in rats.