Years in Lab: 2022-present
I received my B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan (UMich) in 2019. In undergrad, I worked in Dr. Terry Robinson’s laboratory studying neurobiological and behavioral changes resulting from substance abuse and spent a summer in the Parker Lab assisting with the vasopressin treatment trial. After graduating from UMich, I spent two years at the National Institutes of Health in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Holmes investigating neurocircuitry associated with repetitive and compulsive behaviors. My interest in autism (particularly in repetitive/self-stimulation behaviors) first arose in high school when I volunteered with children on the autism spectrum. I am excited to be back in the Parker Lab where I am using animal models to study the neurobiology underlying repetitive behaviors.