What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California. My work is focused on the brain’s locus coeruleus-noradrenaline system. I use behavioral, psychophysiological and neuroimaging methods to study how neuromodulation modulates attention and memory across the adult lifespan. I also study how the noradrenergic system changes in aging and the consequences of those changes for cognition and stress responses.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I am excited about all efforts to make science more open and accessible to the public, as well as innovative ways to share results.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellow program?

I joined the ASAPbio Fellows program to be part of a community that is committed to making science transparent and accessible. I’m eager to learn more about the preprint landscape, to have conversations with preprint advocates, and to gain tools to promote the adoption of preprints.

Ask me about...

the locus coeruleus, R programming, and houseplants

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