I am a post-doc in the Adaptive Memory Laboratory and the Ellman Laboratory. I received my Ph.D. from Arizona State University, where my dissertation research investigated structural and functional correlates of reward-motivated episodic memory. In general, I am interested in the effects of reward on human attention and memory, and the role of the mesolimbic dopamine system.
I am a post-doc in the Adaptive Memory Lab, co-advised by Dr. Jason Chein. I received my B.A. from New York University and my Ph.D. from Yale University. My dissertation research with Dr. BJ Casey focused on how working memory and long-term memory interact and change across the lifespan, and how the type of information remembered or forgotten at different ages might be adaptive for a particular developmental period. Currently, I am interested in understanding how related forms of learning and memory, like semantic memory or working memory, might bolster and/or interfere with episodic memory performance at different ages. In my spare time, I like to run and play soccer so that I can cook and eat food with reckless abandon.
I am neuroscience master’s student in AML, where I study the effects of adverse stimuli and reward states on memory as well the stability of temporal order memory under high arousal states. I graduated from Temple University in 2022 with a BS in Neuroscience where I also worked as an undergraduate researcher in AML. When I am not in lab (or class), I spend my time giving out my sourdough starter to anyone with even a slight interest and hiking.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Allie Neeson, Former Research Associate, Current Medical Student at Tufts University
Matthew Fain, Former Research Associate, Current Graduate Student at UCSD
Jane Rothrock, Former Research Associate, Current Graduate Student at Duke University
Troy Houser, Former Research Associate, Current Graduate Student at University of Oregon
Samantha Reisman, Former Research Associate, Current Graduate Student at Brown University
Ian O’Shea, Former Research Associate, Current Medical Student at Penn State
Kathryn Lockwood, Former Research Associate, Current Research Associate at Columbia University
Devlin Eckhart, Former Research Associate, Current Research Associate at CHOP