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Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
I’m currently a PhD candidate in the Weinberg Lab. My research focuses on investigating social behavior and its underlying neurobiology during the key developmental period of adolescence. Specifically, I’m interested in understanding the role of oxytocin and vasopressin - two proteins produced in the hypothalamus - in mediating social behavior development, especially in the context of prenatal alcohol exposure.
I previously completed a MS in Zoology - Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Oklahoma and a MSEd in Secondary Science Education from Lehman College at the City University of New York. Prior to starting in the lab, I taught high school science in NYC for several years, and I’m still very interested in science education.