I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010, receiving both my Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees.
My main research goal is to understand the functional and behavioral significance of neural circuits involved in motivated behaviors. To accomplish this, I use a variety of techniques including optogenetics, viral tracing techniques, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, electrochemical techniques, and behavior.
NRSA by NIDA title, "Elucidating the Role of the LHB to VTA Circuit in Encoding Aversive Behaviors"
NIDA “Frontiers in Addiction Research” Travel Award
Neurobiology Training Grant
Neurobiology Student Representation Committee