Research Experience

Ray Lab | UCLA Addictions Lab, Department of Psychology

Since January 2019

Graduate Student Researcher| Advisor: Lara A. Ray
Using human functional neuroimaging (fMRI) to study addiction neurobiology in clinical populations

Leuchter Lab | UCLA Neurostimulation Clinic

January - March 2019

First-year Rotation Student | Advisor: Andrew F. Leuchter
Studied effect of TMS treatment on executive function in depression patients
Used R for statistical analysis

Feusner Lab | UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

September - December 2018

First-year Rotation Student | Advisor: Jamie D. Feusner
Studied reward and anxiety network activity (task-based fMRI) in anorexia nervosa
Used FSL for fMRI preprocessing and Matlab for PLS analysis

Kuhn Lab | Duke University Department of Pharmacology

January 2017 - May 2018

Thesis: Conditioned food aversion: A strategy to study disordered eating? 

Studied the development and neurobiological mechanisms of conditioned food aversion (CFA) in rats as a potential food-based model of disordered eating.

Received Duke Summer Neuroscience Program Research Fellowship.

Groh Lab | Duke University Department of Neuroscience

January - July 2016

Independent Study (Neural Coding of Auditory Stimuli): Studied macaque monkeys’ localization of audiovisual stimuli by tracking saccades and observing neuron firing in the superior and inferior colliculi.

Interim Lab Manager (Summer 2016): Cared for seven rhesus macaques, scheduled lab business, maintained inventory, upheld lab safety and chemical hygiene standards, served as liaison between lab and regulatory organizations.

Duke Vestibular Disorders Clinic | Duke University Medical Center

January - December 2015

Clinical Research Assistant: Collected lab norms for the commonly-used vestibular bithermal caloric procedure to measure order effects inherent in the test.

Herschlag Lab | Stanford University Department of Biochemistry

July - August 2014

Research Assistant: Studied functional connections (D101 and Mg2+ coupling) in Alkaline Phosphatase enzymes via mutant E. Coli constructs.

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