Current Research Interests
I am a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Dr. Henry Yin. The goal of my research is to further understand neural circuits underlying the generation of movements and how these circuits are implicated in the symptomatology of neurodegenerative motor disorders, specifically Parkinson's disease. I use in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, calcium imaging, viral-based neuroanatomical tracing, movement disease models, and quantitative behavioral analyses in rodents to address these questions.
My experimental training is based in functional neuroanatomy. I have collaborative experience conducting optogenetic functional magnetic resonance imaging (opto-fMRI) and resting-state fMRI experiments, as well as analyzing cross-species brain homologies.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
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