As of Fall 2018, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at UCLA. I am a Graduate Student Researcher in the UCLA Addictions Lab, mentored by Dr. Lara Ray.
I use human functional neuroimaging (fMRI) and psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) methods to study addiction neurobiology in clinical populations.
I received a B.S. in Neuroscience from Duke in 2018, with minors in Music and Mandarin Chinese.
Research interests include clinical and translational neuroscience. Experience with molecular, clinical, and animal research (primate and rodent), teaching, and statistical analysis.
Conditioned Food Aversion and Disordered Eating
Kuhn Lab, Duke Dept. of Pharmacology
Since January 2017
Anxiety and Reward in Anorexia Nervosa
Feusner Lab, UCLA Semel Institute
September - December 2018
Brain Stimulation and Cognitive Control
Leuchter Lab, UCLA Neuromodulation
January - March 2019
Addiction Neurobiology in Human Clinical Populations
Ray Lab, UCLA Dept. of Psychology
Since January 2019
New paper in Journal of Affective Disorders!
In this study we find that repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation has an effect not only on depression symptoms but also on cognitive control and reaction time in the Stroop task.