Welcome! I am currently a PhD candidate at Brown University and visiting student at Columbia Irving University Medical Center studying the effects of early life adversity on the dopamine system under the combined expertise of Kevin Bath, Michael Frank and Christopher Moore.
My research focuses on how early life adversity is associated with increased risk for psychopathology, specifically disturbances in reward-related neural mechanisms underlying this vulnerability. I study the effects of unpredictable and adverse early experiences on reward learning and decision making, using behavioral, molecular and computational neuroscience approaches. My work is supported in part by a F31 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.