I am currently a junior at Yale College, majoring in Psychology in the Neuroscience track. My interests include memory mechanisms and how they fail in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. Since August 2010, I have been working and doing exciting research with Dr. Nikisha Carty in the lab to examine the role of STEP in schizophrenia. Working in the Lombroso Lab is my first neuroscience lab experience, and I am very excited for what is to come.
I started my involvement in the lab by doing a little bit of everything: shadowing post-doctoral fellows, helping out around the lab, and picking up valuable lab techniques. My project now is examining the effect of PCP on the STEP substrates in mice brain.
In my off time, I enjoy playing Starcraft, volunteering for the New Haven Hypertension Initiative, hanging out with my wonderful Floridian suitemates, and going to the Pistol Club. Feel free to contact me with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org