Education: BA Joint Honour’s (History & Psychology), McGill University; 4yr Wellcome Trust PhD in Integrative Neurosciences, Cardiff University
Role in MouseTRAP: RoCRIC/TCNLab Manager, Research Associated, and Open Science Communications.
Description of Research Projects:
My aim is to further our understanding of how the brain allows us to learn, remember and interact with our environment. To this end, I use rodent models to test the role of particular brain structures or transgenic mouse models during a behavioural task. Leveraging the benefits of touchscreen technology and a translational approach, I hope to provide insight and therapeutic targets to improve cognition within healthy and clinical populations. My previous work includes examining the role of various nodes within the extended-hippocampal memory system during biconditional learning (B.A., McGill University), elucidating the role of the anterior thalamic nuclei in episodic(-like) memory (PhD, Cardiff University), and recording single-unit activity in subcortical brain regions while rodents forage for food in an open environment or climb a 3D structure to gain insight into how the brain maintains our sense of orientation and allows animals to navigate to goal locations (post-doctoral, Dartmouth College).