I graduated from Arizona State University in 2000 with a BS in Physics. After a number of years working in the hospital and a variety of research labs, I returned to graduate school in 2005 at Georgia Institute of Technology where I graduated in 2011 with a PhD in Bioengineering. After graduation, I worked as a postdoc in Dr. Wirtz’ lab at Johns Hopkins where I utilized advanced microscopy and image processing techniques to investigate cellular migration of cell lines with high metastatic potential.
In Fall 2012 I joined the laboratory of Dr. Spencer Smith in the Neuroscience Center. I am currently developing a novel two-photon microscope that will allow the investigation of cortical processing across extended cortical networks. Additionally, I am working on developing behavioral paradigms to assess the functional role of higher visual areas in mice, and selectively perturbate the processing of those areas with optogenetic techniques.