Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Cerebellar Circuitry in Development, Learning, and Clinical Conditions: The structure and functional properties of cerebellar white matter has not been well characterized in children at different ages. While many recent studies document the importance of cerebral white matter circuitry in human development and learning, it remains unclear how circuits that connect cerebellum to the rest of the brain change with age, experience, and disease. I am interested in examining the white matter circuitry of the human cerebellum in normal development and in relation to healthy and disordered cognitive functioning. More generally, I am excited about using different functional and structural neuroimaging techniques to investigate brain plasticity in typically developing children and in pediatric populations.