Academic Interests: My graduate research at Boston College is focused on the neural circuitry of appetitive Pavlovian renewal in male and female rats. In my master's thesis, "Behavioral and Neural Sex Differences in Context-Dependent Renewal of Appetitive Conditioned Responses," we established there are behavioral and neural sex differences in Pavlovian appetitive renewal. Now, I am working on determining the prefrontal cortex circuitry of context-dependent renewal of food-cue responding in male and female rats.
Undergraduate Institution/Degree: B.A. in Biology and Psychology with High Honors, University of Virginia, 2012.