Postdoctoral Researcher at Duke University
I studied Human Biology, Chemistry, and Astronomy at Minnesota State University, learned electrophysiology and the C. elegans prep while studying for my Master’s Degree in Neuroscience at the University of Hartford, and got my Ph.D., in the renowned lab of Dr. Pablo E. Castillo at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. At EINSTEIN, I studied the cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory using electrophysiology in hippocampus slices, and discovered multiple means by which endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors can powerfully modulate synaptic transmission and plasticity.
In the Tadross lab, I have been using my knowledge of circuit ephys and endocannabinoid—cannabinoid receptor signaling, in order to design and test new types of DARTs that target cannabinoid receptors. By using these new DARTs in mouse models of disease, I hope to develop treatments for numerous types of neurological disorders like epilepsy and autism.
In my free time I like to play soccer, guitar, write sci-fi novels and travel.
Ph.D. in Neurophysiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2020
M.Sc. in Neuroscience at University of Hartford, 2011
B.Sc. in Human Biology at Minnesota State Mankato, 2008