I left U of M with a BS as a double major in Marine science and biology and departmental honors. During that time I also worked for NOAA AOML researching microscopic zooplankton and going on research expeditions in the Gulf of Mexico. After undergrad, I returned to Massachusetts spending the next 4.5 years working for the Sanes and Lichtman labs at Harvard University. I worked as a research assistant on multiple projects including the Brainbow project and a study focusing on the roles of particular cadherins in the retina. My ambition had always been to continue onto graduate school. I enrolled as phd candidate here at Brandeis in the fall of 2010 with the intent to become and electrophysiologist and study small neural networks.
I am interested in the dynamics of small neural networks that allow for continuous function in variable environmental conditions.