I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Translational Neuroscience at the University of Louisville. Working under my advisor, Dr. Brendan Depue, I am exploring the basic neural mechanisms of threat processing (i.e. fear and anxiety) and emotion regulation (ER) using fMRI and behavioral methodologies. Additionally, I am involved in two clinical collaborations using pre- and post-imaging to characterize structural and functional neural changes related to treatment interventions for eating disorders and functional movement disorders. My future work aims to investigate whether training can be utilized to improve ER, and how these ER mechanisms are altered in clinical populations (i.e. generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD). For more information, check out my publications and ongoing projects below, or visit our lab website: Neuroimaging Laboratory of Cognitive, Affective and Motoric Processes (NILCAMP).
B.A. in Psychology, 2013
M.S. in Translational Neuroscience, 2018
University of Louisville
Differentiating anticipatory responses from stimulus-driven reaction to understand the functional roles of the amygdala and BNST
Investigating functional and structural connectivity changes related to improved regulation of negative affect
Examining overlap/dissociations between fear extinction and direct suppression mechanisms for negative memory associations
Imaging connectivity changes following the Motor Retraining (MoRe) program