In 2006, I graduated from Hendrix College with a BA in Biology. I joined the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Vanderbilt University in the lab of Randy Blakely in 2008 and received my PhD in 2013. In the Blakely Lab, I studied the genetics of dopamine signaling using C. elegans. In the fall of 2013, I entered Garret Stuber’s Lab where I am studying the contribution of Dorsal Raphe circuits to reward and feeding using slice electrophysiology and optogenetics. When I’m not in lab, I enjoy spending time with my family, doing Crossfit, reading fantasy fiction novels, and homebrewing.
I am currently researching the contribution of Dorsal Raphe circuits to reward and feeding using slice electrophysiology and optogenetics.
UNC Center of Excellence in Eating Disorders Training Grant (http://www.med.unc.edu/psych/eatingdisorders)