Education and Training:
- 2007: B.S. in Neurobiology, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY
- 05/2007-08/2008: Research Technician, Camilo Parada Lab, Downstate Medical Center SUNY
- 09/2008-09/2011: Research Support Scientist, Jane Dodd Lab, Columbia University
- 2011-2017: Ph.D. student in Neuroscience, Gordon Fishell Lab, New York University, New York, NY
- 2017-Present: Post doc fellow in Daniel Geschwind's lab, UCLA, LA, CA
Current or Past Study:
My research interests seek to uncover how the development of the nervous system is orchestrated with the aim to improve our understanding of human neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. Specifically, I seek to investigate how key genetic factors and their relationship with environmental influence, such as local cues and early activity patterns, regulate the development of cellular diversity and cell-type specific synaptic connectivity.
My current projects involve (1) examining the function of chromatin regulation and (2) the role of alternative splicing to regulate the maturation, post-natal specification, and cell-type specific connectivity of distinct interneuron subtypes.