I graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 2011 with a BS with honors in Human Development and a minor in Nutrition and Health. My initial research in neurobiology utilized fMRI to study emotion regulation and the effects of lifetime trauma. Upon coming to UNC, I transitioned into measuring and manipulating cortical network dynamics using electrophysiology and transcranial current stimulation.
My work in the Frohlich Lab focuses on understanding the contribution of cortical states in sensory processing and cognition. By conducting multichannel electrophysiology in awake and anesthetized animals during resting state, visual stimulation, and auditory stimulation, and wireless electrophysiology in behaving animals, I examine the interaction of cortical states and afferent sensory input to guide network dynamics and behavior. In a related line of research, I utilize transcranial current stimulation in humans with simultaneous EEG to investigate alteration to cortical activity through the application of weak electric current.
-Travel Award: Computational Neuroscience Meeting 2013, Paris
-HHMI Translational Medicine Program Fellowship, 2012-2013
-Pierre Morell Research Day Committee, 2011-Present, Chair 2012-2013
-Neurobiology Training Grant, 2011-2012
-NC DNA Day 5K Planning Committee, 2012-Present
-Science Outreach: UNC Science Expo, NC DNA Day
-Fleet Feet (Carrboro) Elite Running Team, 2012-Present